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'Meet Alex Quick.' Jerry turned to me. He gaped stupidly, the 'Howdy, ma'am' dying on his lips. 'What the— What're you doing here?' he said. 'Why, I just came by to get me a helping of that fine old Louisiana catfish pie and collard ...

Author: Susan Moody

Publisher: Severn House Publishers

ISBN: 9781780108261

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

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Alex Quick investigates the murder of a close family friend in this intriguing, intricately-plotted mystery In her former career as a police detective, Alex Quick was exposed to some brutally violent crimes - but none as horrific as this. A badly mutilated corpse is discovered in a field, the victim castrated, the word 'cheat' carved across his chest. The dead man was a close family friend of Alex, and his sister has asked her to find out who killed him - and why. Although they'd been friends as long as she can remember, how well did Alex really know the late Tristan Huber? Why would someone murder him in such a violent and cruel way? Whoever she questions, Alex finds that people are reluctant to talk, keeping things back from her - including Tristan's sister, Dimsie. The more Alex uncovers, the clearer it becomes that Tristan Huber was not who, or what, he appeared to be. But is she prepared for the shocking truth?
2016-12-20 By Susan Moody

You must be out of your mind discussing our marital problems on social occasions! ... Quick off the mark [≠ Slow off the mark: Slow to understand a situation]: Quick to understand or respond to a situation: The private medical ...

Author: Sugat Gewali

Publisher: Neelam Publishers Jalandhar, Delhi

ISBN: 9789385029066

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 272

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The Activity of learning idioms and pharses is not as easy as learning simple day to day English words or vocabulary but it is also not as hard as it at first seems to be. However, the Use of Pharses in the activity of writting or speaking can not be seen as less important than other common words or expressions . So it is important to have our knowledge of idioms and phrases and their correct meanings by learning them as thoroughly as any conversational English words and meaning given in the English Dictionary , or by practising them as much as we can to enhance our language competence.
2020-06-22 By Sugat Gewali

Slimming pills are just a quick fix remedy. 7. Quick off the mark: someone quick to use, start or do something new. • You have to be quick off the mark if you're going to be an emergency responder. 8. Quick on the draw : Someone who is ...

Author: Shradha kaul

Publisher: Oswal Publishers

ISBN: 9789389937251

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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We are proud to present Objective English which is divided into three sections: Grammar, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension. The explanation makes learning of English grammar easier , especially for the students who come from the Hindi Heartland of India. This book is an useful resource for students appearing for Banking, Insurance, SSC, AFCAT, CTET, Railways , State Level Examinations , Managementm aptitude test , and other Entrance exams
2020-05-06 By Shradha kaul

3 I've marked the relevant passages: indicate, label, flag, tick, check off, highlight; show, identify, ... up, put up, hike (up), escalate; informal jack up. quick off the mark an elite force that was more quick off the mark than any ...


Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199829927

Category: Reference

Page: 1050

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Features more than three hundred thousand synonyms and ten thousand antonyms, as well as nearly two hundred collections of nouns to add detail to writing and quick guides to easily confused words.
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The bunny variant dates from the mid-1800s, the others from the late 1800s. quicker than you can say Jack Robinson ➧ See before you can say jack robinson. quick off the mark Fast to start or try something, as in This physician is quick ...

Author: Christine Ammer

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547677538

Category: Reference

Page: 512

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From “all systems go” to “senior moment”—a comprehensive reference to idiomatic English. The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms explores the meanings and origins of idioms that may not make literal sense but play an important role in the language—including phrasal verbs such as kick back, proverbs such as too many cooks spoil the broth, interjections such as tough beans, and figures of speech such as elephant in the room. With extensive revisions that reflect new historical scholarship and changes in the English language, this second edition defines over 10,000 idiomatic expressions in greater detail than any other dictionary available today—a remarkable reference for those studying the English language, or anyone who enjoys learning its many wonderful quirks and expressions. “Invaluable as a teaching tool.” —School Library Journal
2013-05-07 By Christine Ammer

*see also: hop to it quick off the mark: quick to react/do something ~ Sally's always quick off the mark answering the questions. quick smart: at once; promptly ~ You'll need to do it quick smart! quickie: a hurried/quick/short sexual ...

Author: Lynne Maree Walsh

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781681815657



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Written by a Sydney native, English, The Aussie Way: A Fun Guide to Australia’s Colourful Phrases, Words, and Expressions offers an amusing way for English or non-English speakers around the world to learn the colloquial phrases for which Australia is famous. This user-friendly reference provides words/phrases and meanings/synonyms by using an example sentence. Says the author, “For seven years I housed international students who were attending English language schools in Sydney, and I realised that although they had a good grasp of formal grammar, they struggled to understand not only colloquial English, but many of the commonly used phrasal verbs, which could not be found in a standard English/Spanish, French, etc., dictionary. It was then that I decided to start writing some of them down for future reference and it grew from there.”
2016-01-28 By Lynne Maree Walsh

See also shot in the arm. quick/first/fast off the mark swift to act. He was pretty quick off the mark once you'd told him there was a police reward of £10,000 for the person who'd witnessed the crime.

Author: Gordon Jarvie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408124925

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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From credit crunch to golden parachute, barking up the wrong tree to storm in a tea cup in this book, Gordon Jarvie explains all you need to know about these and 3,000 other common English idioms. Packed with nuggets of fascinating information, the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms traces the origins of these phrases, explains meanings and gives examples of up-to-date usage. Ideal for word buffs and English students alike, this book will help all users of English to mind their (linguistic) ps and qs.
2009-11-01 By Gordon Jarvie

See also QUICK OFF THE large town or city , that is used commercially to grow MARK at QUICK . • on your marks or mark athletics said to produce , especially vegetables , salad crops , soft fruit and the runners before a race begins ...

Author: Allied

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8186062262


Page: 1668

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By Allied

3 You are quick or slow off the mark if you react promptly , or slowly , to a situation : She was always quick off the mark whenever an opportunity presented itself of promoting her own interests . 4 A guess is wide of the mark if it is ...


Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 818606205X


Page: 1186

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QUICK the quick and the dead all people dead or alive ( as ) quick as a flash / lightning very quickly She is quick as lightning on the cricket field . be quick off the mark make a prompt start She was quick off the mark when the ...

Author: Vijaya Kumar

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8173590672

Category: English

Page: 524

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Meaning and appropriate usage of idioms, provides carefully written examples, relying on simplicity and clarity.
1998 By Vijaya Kumar