AMERICAN IDIOMS (Q)
Idioms starting with Q
Here is our list of popular "Q" idioms that are used in American English:
An American/Canadian 25 cent coin.
Quick and dirty:
Fast and simple; not very sophisticated. Example: "We just need a quick and dirty solution to this."
(To make a) quick buck:
To make some money very quickly. Example: "Everyone's just trying to make a quick buck."
Quick on the uptake:
Quick to understand; intelligent. Example: "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. Example: "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:
Quite a few:
Many. Example: "There were quite a few people at the concert yesterday."
Quite a bit:
A lot. Example: "There is quite a bit to do still."
Quite the (something):
A very good (something). Example: "She's quite the dancer!"
Someone who quits, gives up easily.