be quick off the mark

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be quick off the mark

To be quick to react or take action. You have to be quick off the mark if you're going to be an emergency responder.
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be quick off the mark

to be quick to act or to react to an event or situation The police were quick off the mark reaching the scene of the accident.
See make a fast buck, be quick on the draw, cut to the quick
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