In Hollywood, one of the quickest ways to an award nomination is to be a straight man playing gay.
The highest-ranking insider trader was the quickest to fall to the judgment of a jury.
Germany is probably the quickest, most attacking team—Ozil, Muller, Gotze and Reus go at teams like a squadron of fighter jets.
So now who is going to work harder so the growth shows itself the quickest?
The quickest and sure-firest way for the Obama team to do that is to reintroduce the Bain Capital story.
Before you can help America, you must help yourself; and the quickest way to do that is first to teach Safety to our own people.
She gave him the quickest glance of interest, as she replied in the affirmative.
Smooth-bores are quickest loaded, and will do for this short distance.
Very well; this is the quickest way out, and every minute is an hour.
Right hand is the cleverest and quickest, of course, but left hand is always willing and ready too.
Old English cwic "living, alive, animate," and figuratively, of mental qualities, "rapid, ready," from Proto-Germanic *kwikwaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian quik, Old Norse kvikr "living, alive," Dutch kwik "lively, bright, sprightly," Old High German quec "lively," German keck "bold"), from PIE root *gweie- "to live" (see bio-). Sense of "lively, swift" developed by late 12c., on notion of "full of life."
NE swift or the now more common fast may apply to rapid motion of any duration, while in quick (in accordance with its original sense of 'live, lively') there is a notion of 'sudden' or 'soon over.' We speak of a fast horse or runner in a race, a quick starter but not a quick horse. A somewhat similar feeling may distinguish NHG schnell and rasch or it may be more a matter of local preference. [Buck]Of persons, "mentally active," from late 15c. Also in Middle English used of soft soils, gravel pits, etc. where the ground is shifting and yielding (mid-14c., cf. quicksand). As an adverb from c.1300. To be quick about something is from 1937. Quick buck is from 1946, American English. Quick-change artist (1886) originally was an actor expert in playing different roles in the same performance of a show. Quick-witted is from 1520s.
"living persons," Old English cwic, from quick (adj.); frequently paired with the dead, e.g. Old English cwicum & deadum. The quick "tender part of the flesh" (under a nail, etc.) is from 1520s, as is the figurative use of it.
Sensitive or raw exposed flesh, as under the fingernails. adj. quick·er, quick·est