be quick on the draw

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.

Word by Word Definitions

quick play
  1. : not dead : living, alive

  2. : acting or capable of acting with speed: such as

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

  1. : living beings

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

  3. : the inmost sensibilities

  1. : in a quick manner

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

  2. : to move (something, such as a covering) over or to one side

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

  1. : the act or process of drawing (see 1draw) : such as

  2. : a sucking pull on something held with the lips

  3. : a removal of a handgun from its holster


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