be quick on the draw

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Definition of be quick on the draw

: 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.

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“Be quick on the draw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20quick%20on%20the%20draw. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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