quick-thinking

quick-thinking

adj
inclined to make sensible decisions very quickly, esp in a dangerous or difficult situation
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Quick-thinking band played on despite flood at the mall A band in Mexico drew a large crowd with their rendition of Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On during a mall flood.
Two quick-thinking hospital porters saved the life of a seven-week-old baby when he suddenly stopped breathing.
Actress Janice de Belen and her household almost became a victim of a budol-budol gang recently but, thanks to her quick-thinking staff, managed to deflect the modus operandi.
But resident Jim Smith-Hughes (pictured) said a 4X4 was also involved in the crash and that the biker received treatment from a quick-thinking first responder who happened to be passing the scene.
Quick-thinking sheriff officers took the mother-of-the-groom to the bathroom where they gave her oxygen while waiting for theparamedicsto arrive.
In a situation where most people would have called the emergency services and then moved to a safe distance, a quick-thinking man decided to take things into his own hands and avoided certain disaster.
He was told that Ruby's quick-thinking actions had saved him from needing skin grafts.
Firefighter Gaz Oliver, who was at the scene, praised the quick-thinking actions of the brave men.
| Quick-thinking Charlotte Cleasby saved the life of her father Neil who was losing blood after a chainsaw accident in the garden
What a lucky girl to have such a brave and quick-thinking daddy."
THE family of a tot who was crushed between a car and a parked lorry say she owes her life to a quick-thinking stranger.
DETECTIVES in Solihull have released this photograph taken by a quick-thinking member of the public just moments after a theft in Lode Lane.