Quick or Slow On the Uptake

To be quick on the uptake is an idiomatic expression used in English since at least the late 1800’s. Meaning To be quick on the uptake means to easily understand things, to grasp things easily and quickly. To be smart. The opposite is also used, “to be slow on the uptake” although this is also … Read more

Quick On The Draw

Also: Quick on the Trigger Meaning of Idiom ‘Quick on the Draw To be quick on the draw means to be very fast reacting to a situation or to be quick to action in general. Examples Of Use “Comedians dealing with hecklers have to be quick on the draw.” “Don’t let Arthur’s quiet manner fool you. He’s quick … Read more