cut to the quick

cut to the quick
   If someone's cut to the quick by something, they are very hurt and upset indeed.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)
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   If you cut someone to the quick, you hurt their feelings or offend them deeply.
   

Alan was cut to the quick when Joe expressed doubt about his sincerity.


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  • cut to the quick — verb a) To hurt a person deeply, especially emotionally. I was cut to the quick at the idea of having lost the inestimable privilege of listening to the gifted Kurtz. b) To get to the most essential idea or point …   Wiktionary

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  • cut to the quick — {v. phr.} To hurt someone s feelings deeply. * /The children s teasing cut Mary to the quick./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • cut to the quick — v. hit where it hurts most, hurt the feelings of …   English contemporary dictionary

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