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Difference between Drop in on someone and Drop on someone

drop in on someone—(coll.) visit a person, usually without having arranged it before:

  • I dropped in on her for coffee the other morning.

drop on someone—(coll.) reprimand or punish a person:

  • You’ll have to mind your p’s and q’s or else you’ll be dropped

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase fall on someone

1. attack a person:

  • They fell on me like an avalanche with teeth and dagger, and hatred without check or limits of sanity.

2. used of a cost, responsibility, etc. to be borne by a person:

  • So it fell on me to do all the packing, making sure we had all the necessary equipment.