cut to the quick

Definition of cut to the quick

  1. :  very hurt She was cut to the quick by their insults.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument

    :  to hurt the feelings of

    :  to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. :  a product of cutting: such as

    :  an opening made with an edged instrument

    :  a wound made by something sharp :  gash

  1. :  marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature

quickplay
  1. :  not dead :  living, alive

    :  acting or capable of acting with speed: such as

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

  1. :  living beings

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

    :  the inmost sensibilities

  1. :  in a quick manner


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