a march in quick time.
a march at quick time or the order to proceed at such a pace
a command to commence such a march
1752, from quick (adj.) + march (n.1).
[kwik] /kwɪk/ adjective, quicker, quickest. 1. done, proceeding, or occurring with promptness or rapidity, as an action, process, etc.; prompt; immediate: a quick response. 2. that is over or completed within a short interval of time: a quick shower. 3. moving, or able to move, with speed: a quick fox; a quick train. 4. swift […]
- Quick off the mark
Fast to start or try something, as in This physician is quick off the mark in trying the newest medications. This expression comes from various kinds of races, where mark indicates the starting point. It was being used figuratively from the mid-1900s on.
- Quick response
noun 1. (marketing) the rapid replenishment of a customer’s stock by a supplier with direct access to data from the customer’s point of sale
[kwik-sand] /ˈkwɪkˌsænd/ noun 1. a bed of soft or loose sand saturated with water and having considerable depth, yielding under weight and therefore tending to suck down any object resting on its surface. /ˈkwɪkˌsænd/ noun 1. a deep mass of loose wet sand that submerges anything on top of it n. c.1300, from Middle English […]