cut to the quick

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To hurt a person deeply, especially emotionally.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'cut to the quick':

cut to the quickUsed other than as an idiom: see cut, quick.
cut to the quickTo get to the most essential idea or point.
Cut to the QuickTo hurt someone in a grave manner; to act cold or unkind
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