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cut somebody to the quick/bone

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcut somebody to the quick/bonecut somebody to the quick/boneliteraryUPSET to upset someone very much by saying something cruel His mockery frightened her and cut her to the bone. cut
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cut somebody to the quick/boneAnything would have been better than this ice-cold contempt that cut her to the bone.His mockery, which he meant as love, frightened and cut her to the bone.It had a lethal edge now which cut her to the bone.Son, you really cut down to the quick.That's probably why she sent him - she knew it would cut him to the quick.The answer cut him to the quick.These icy cold droplets seemed to cut through to the bone as if to punish him for the way he was.
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