Edgewise Column: Mic Drop and Pony Up

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If a comedian is performing in front of an audience, and is heckled excessively by people, s/he might say, “you guys can can only jeer, not laugh, so I’m out’ and drop the mic. Dropping the mic signifies a little more than just saying ‘I’m finished speaking.’ Depending on the context, such an act would also indicate defiance, a sense of finality, perhaps annoyance or anger, and confidence that one has said something impressive and final.

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