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Cut to the Quick

If you cut something to the quick, it means you’re getting at its very essence. It comes from the Old English word cwicu, meaning alive. It the source of the quick in the phrase the quick and the dead, as well as the words quicksilver...

blue bird sale

blue bird sale  n.— «The flip side of this is the “blue bird” sale, where the product is offered at, say, 100 with full expectation that it will sell for 90, but the customer either pays list or selects several high-priced...

ghetto latte

ghetto latte  n.— «“So I just ask for the double over ice, then go to the condiments and pour in my “free” 1/2 cup of milk.”…“in the trade this is known as a “ghetto latte”, and i think you’ll find a...