The Brief: A mic drop refers to a dramatic flourish at the end of a devastating insult or poignant comment.


The term refers to literally dropping a microphone after delivering a final line. One doesn’t have to actually have a microphone in order to have a mic drop as the contemporary usage of the term is merely metaphorical. A mic drop often occurs after a drag or a clapback. “Mic drop” can be a verb or a phrase added to the end of a dramatic speech.

“MIC Drop” is also a popular song by the Kpop group BTS.