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    Drop and give 100.

    Drop and give 100.
    A hundred push – ups! If it sounds like a lot, you can break it up into 20 reps 5 times a day. Do them on your knees, if you’re not used to push – ups, or start with 2, 3, or 5 and add one each week. Jim Sears, MD
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    Why does Drop and give 100 mean A hundred push – ups?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: Drop and give 100.

    Usually it's used as an imperative - 'Drop and give me twenty/fifty/a hundred!'

    It's a set phrase that comes from the military. Typically, it's said by some officer, often a drill sergeant, as corporal punishment for some offense by a low-ranking recruit. It would be particularly common during basic training. You might also hear it from a physical trainer.

    'Drop' refers to the fact that you have to drop down flat on your stomach to begin the push-ups.
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    Re: Drop and give 100.

    I've never heard it without "me".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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