Gather round the ol' cracker-barrel for some down-home talk about the usual words, phrases,or expressions that puzzle you as you watch The Rifleman.
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From both the pitchman and the wizard of oz: the expression "cut to the quick" means to really, really hurt someone's feelings. The quick in the skin underneath the fingernails. Anyone who has ever torn a nail there-and who hasn't?-know how much it hurts! Ouch! Makes me cringe just thinking about it!