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Related to cut to the quick: and so forth, get off the ground, put on airs, cut some slack

quick

Biology
1. composed of living plants
2. any area of living flesh that is highly sensitive to pain or touch, esp that under a toenail or fingernail or around a healing wound

quick

[kwik]
(geology)
Referring to a sediment that, when mixed with or absorbing water, becomes extremely soft, incoherent, or loose, and is capable of flowing easily under load or by force of gravity.
Referring to a soil in which a decrease in effective stress allows water to flow upward with sufficient velocity to reduce significantly the soil's bearing capacity.
Referring to a highly porous soil that readily absorbs heat.
(mining engineering)
Referring to an economically valuable or productive mineral deposit.

QUICK

(language)
An early system on the IBM 701.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
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Devised by a mother in Arizona who said she realised how much her son was hurting inside when his father kept failing to show up for visits, the cards certainly cut to the quick.
This draw cut to the quick and the former Aston Villa striker knows the flak will fly.
Michael Caine knew how to cut to the quick as we witnessed in Get Carter (1971).
He was thus sorely cut to the quick earlier this week when the celebrated Dublin novelist Roddy Doyle mocked his book in an interview linked to the publication of his own latest work based on the life of his parents.