SLANG, IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS
(I periodically add terms.)


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I deliberately have included some rude words, but avoided vulgar terms. These should not be used. Terms with (pronoun) or (noun) indicate that alternate words can be used within the ( ).

Term
Definition
"Q"
Quack Bad doctor (That quack can't heal anyone.)
Quick as a wink Immediately (I'll be back quick as a wink.)
Quick on the trigger To be fast; easily angry (Joe is too quick on the trigger.)
Quit on To stop an action or faith in (The team quit on us.)
Quit while ahead Stop a winning action (Bob quit while he was ahead at gambling in Las Vegas.)
Quit while behind Stop a losing action (Belinda quit while she was behind in the game.)
Quiver in (his) boots To be afraid (Robert was quivering in his boots.)

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