Definition of “be quick/slow off the mark” - English Dictionary

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“be quick/slow off the mark” in British English

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be quick/slow off the mark

to be quick/slow to act or react to an event or a situation:

The police were certainly quick off the mark in reaching the scene of the accident.

(Definition of “be quick/slow off the mark” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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