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English definition of “cut (sb) to the quick”

cut (sb) to the quick

to hurt someone's feelings a lot: Her thoughtless remark cut him to the quick.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
(Definition of cut (sb) to the quick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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