quick(redirected from cut to the quick)
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Related to cut to the quick: and so forth, get off the ground, put on airs, cut some slack
quick(Discerning), adjective acute, adept, adroit, agile, aggressive, astute, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, deft, dexterous, discerning, educable, fiery, intelligent, irascible, irritable, keen, of ready intelligence, peppery, sagacious, sharp, skillful, snappish, teachable, trainable
quick(Fleeting), adjective active, artful, born, brief, caducous, cursory, deft, elusive, ephemeral, evanescent, expeditious, express, facile, fast, fleet, fleeting, frisky, hasty, hurried, immediate, impermanent, impulsive, instantaneous, meteoric, momentary, nimble, perfunctory, perishable, perspicacious, precipitate, proficient, prompt, rapid, ready, short-lived, speedy, sudden, summary, swift, temporary, transient, vivacious, volatile, wide-awake
See also: alert, artful, born, brief, conscious, cursory, deft, expeditious, facile, immediate, impulsive, instantaneous, live, perfunctory, perspicacious, precipitate, proficient, prompt, rapid, ready, summary, volatile