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27 / 01 / 2011

QUICK-4: meaning and examples

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Today we finish our look at expressions with and meanings of the word quick in English.

Today's expression is: to cut someone to the quick / to the bone

Meaning: to upset someone a lot by doing or saying something unkind.

Example 1:
His cruel comments cut her to the quick.

This expression can also mean to slice someone's flesh very deeply.

Example 2:
He cut his finger to the quick/bone with a sharp knife.

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