be quick off the mark

be quick off the mark
be quick off the mark be fast in responding.
Main Entry: mark

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  • quick off the mark — If someone is quick off the mark, they are very quick to use, start or do something new …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • quick off the mark — ALERT, quick, quick witted, bright, clever, perceptive, sharp, sharp witted, observant, wide awake, on one s toes; informal on the ball, quick on the uptake. → mark * * * quick off the mark Prompt to act • • • Main Entry: ↑quick * * * quick off… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quick off the mark —    If someone is quick off the mark, they are very quick to use, start or do something new.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If someone is quick off the mark, they are quick to react to an event or take advantage of an opportunity.     You …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • quick off the mark — an elite force that was more quick off the mark than any fighting element in the sector Syn: alert, quick, quick witted, bright, clever, perceptive, sharp, sharp witted, observant, wide awake, on one s toes; informal on the ball, quick on the… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • be quick off the mark — to be quick to act or to react to an event or situation. The police were quick off the mark reaching the scene of the accident …   New idioms dictionary

  • quick/slow off the mark — 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 [=I did not act quickly] and missed my chance. • • • Main Entry: ↑mark …   Useful english dictionary

  • be quick off the mark — be quick/slow/off the mark informal phrase to react quickly slowly so that you get lose an advantage Some companies have been quicker off the mark than others. Thesaurus: to react to something …   Useful english dictionary

  • be first off the mark — be first/quickest off the mark be quick off the mark to be quick to act or to react to an event or situation. Do you know which company was first off the mark to sell computers for home use? …   New idioms dictionary

  • be quickest off the mark — be first/quickest off the mark be quick off the mark to be quick to act or to react to an event or situation. Do you know which company was first off the mark to sell computers for home use? …   New idioms dictionary

  • quick off the mark — adjective fast to act or react …   Wiktionary

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