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Related to cut to the quick: and so forth, get off the ground, put on airs, cut some slack
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moving or performing quickly, lightly, and easily

accomplished in very little time

a point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate

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any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)

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accomplished rapidly and without delay

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hurried and brief

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moving quickly and lightly

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apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

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performed with little or no delay

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easily aroused or excited

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with little or no delay

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And the Church, cut to the quick by this cry, asks each and every man to hear his brother's plea and answer it lovingly.
In one of their best scenes she tells him he's just a suit - and he's cut to the quick.
And the young cast, well rehearsed, well schooled, and vibrant, cut to the quick of the ballet.
To cut to the quick in color reminds me of the direct cutting of the sculptors.
Anyway," I shuffled, trying to cut to the quick, "fancy Jim.
So let's cut to the quick and not wait to play teams in and around us when we might be nine points adrift.
PAUL BURRELL, apparently, is cut to the quick at cruel suggestions that he is cashing in on his special relationship with Princess Diana.
So the suggestion any of its members could break the rules by leaking a confidential inquiry report cut to the quick.