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be quick on the draw

Definition of be quick on the draw

  1. :  to be quick about removing a gun from where it is kept :  to quickly draw a gun and be ready to shoot it —often used figuratively <Critics may have been a little too quick on the draw.>



Word by Word Definitions

quickplay
  1. :  not dead :  living, alive

    :  acting or capable of acting with speed: as

    :  fast in understanding, thinking, or learning :  mentally agile

  1. :  living beings

    :  a painfully sensitive spot or area of flesh (as that underlying a fingernail or toenail)

    :  the inmost sensibilities

  1. :  in a quick manner

drawplay
  1. :  to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance :  pull : as

    :  to move (as a covering) over or to one side

    :  to pull up or out of a receptacle or place where seated or carried

  1. :  the act or process of drawing: as

    :  a sucking pull on something held with the lips

    :  a removal of a handgun from its holster


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