quick/slow off the mark

idiom

: quick or slow to act or to understand something
As soon as the opportunity arose, he was quick off the mark in exploiting it.
I was slow off the mark and missed my chance.

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“Quick/slow off the mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quick%2Fslow%20off%20the%20mark. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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