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Quarter (n.): An American/Canadian 25 cent coin.

Queer: Homosexual; Gay. *originally insulting, now often used in a non-insulting context*.

Quick and dirty:
Fast and simple; not very sophisticated. ex. "We just need a quick and dirty solution to this."

(To make a) quick buck.: To make some money very quickly. ex: "Everyone's just trying to make a quick buck."

Quick on the uptake:
Quick to understand; intelligent. ex. "Many of the people in town thought that Thomas wasn't too quick on the uptake, but he was actually a very bright boy."

Quick study (noun):
Someone who is able to memorize or learn something quickly and easily. ex. "I was worried she wouldn't be able to get up to speed quickly enough, but she proved to be a quick study."

(As) quiet as a mouse:
Very quiet.

Quite a few:
Many. ex. "There were quite a few people at the concert yesterday."

Quite a bit:
A lot. ex. "There is quite a bit to do still."

Quite the (something): A very good (something).ex: "She's quite the dancer!"

Quitter (n.): Someone who quits, gives up easily.




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