To "legislate". To crack down on a certain violation or injustice.
Time to drop the hammer, and dispense some indiscriminate justice!
The point near the end of a race where you surge with everything you have to pull away for the win.
I thought Ritz would keep it close, but Webb decided to drop the hammer with 500 to go!
to hit the throttle hard
north jersey guido: they really dropped the hammer last night at that show.
jersey slut: fuckin-a right, and it rocked!
Holding nothing back. Usually refers to ending something.
The term comes from the hammer action on a gun. The hammer dropping on many pistols is what causes them to fire. If you "drop the hammer" on somebody, you go all out.
Matt Hughes was doing good until GSP decided to drop the hammer on him.
To perform an action without restraint...usually as a last resort.
That's it! I've tried to play nice with you, now you've given me no choice! It's time to drop the hammer!
Having sex with a girl, usually a one night stand or to end a long drought of not getting any.
"Hey man, why not? It's been a while and she isn't that ugly. Take her home and drop the hammer on her. It'll be good for you."
When someone raises early (usually pre-flop if playing Holdem) just to push other players around, and you just can't take that smug grin on his face, you re-raise a ridiculous amount and "drop the hammer." This most often occurs during a Testosterone Fight
, and the object is to make the other player put his testosterone hose away and fold. Since it is pre-flop, this has nothing to do with the cards you have, just plain good ol' fashioned balls.
Sam: I call.
Ryan: I call.
Mike: I call.
Kevin: I call.
Marco: I call.
Matt: I call.
Dana: I call.
Devin: I call.
Dave: Well... I'll just double the blinds so I have even stacks... mwaahaahahaa...
Devin: Fuck that! I'm DROPPING THE HAMMER! All in, bitch!
Sam: Coooold bloooooded.....