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
: not dead : living, alive
: acting or capable of acting with speed: such as
: fast in understanding, thinking, or learning : mentally agile
: living beings
: a painfully sensitive spot or area of flesh (such as that underlying a fingernail or toenail)
: the inmost sensibilities
: in a quick manner
: to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance : pull : such 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
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