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Related to cutting to the quick: cut losses, cut some slack, cut a figure, give it a shot
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