quick/slow off the mark

Definition of quick/slow off the mark

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

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

slowplay
  1. :  mentally dull :  stupid

    :  naturally inert or sluggish

    :  lacking in readiness, promptness, or willingness

  1. :  slowly

  1. :  to make slow or slower :  slacken the speed of

    :  to go or become slower

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

markplay
  1. :  a boundary land

    :  a conspicuous object serving as a guide for travelers

    :  something (such as a line, notch, or fixed object) designed to record position

  1. :  to fix or trace out the bounds or limits of

    :  to plot the course of :  chart

    :  to designate as if by a mark

  1. :  any of various old European units of weight used especially for gold and silver

    :  a unit equal to about eight ounces (248 grams)

    :  a unit of value:


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