quick on the uptake

quick on the uptake
catches on quickly, comprehends quickly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • quick on the uptake — {adj. phr.} Smart; intelligent. * /Eleanor is very witty and quick on the uptake./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • quick on the uptake — {adj. phr.} Smart; intelligent. * /Eleanor is very witty and quick on the uptake./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • quick\ on\ the\ uptake — adj. phr. Smart; intelligent. Eleanor is very witty and quick on the uptake …   Словарь американских идиом

  • quick on the uptake — adjective able to readily understand things; intelligent Ant: slow on the uptake …   Wiktionary

  • be quick on the uptake — be slow on the uptake to be slow to understand new ideas. Some of the games were quite complex but the children were very quick on the uptake …   New idioms dictionary

  • be quick on the uptake — be quick/slow/on the uptake informal phrase to take a very short long time to understand or realize something I’m sorry, I’m being a bit slow on the uptake: what do you mean? Thesaurus: to understand something or someone in a particular way …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) quick on the uptake — be ˌquick/ˌslow on the ˈuptake idiom (informal) to be quick/slow to understand sth • Is he always this slow on the uptake? Main entry: ↑uptakeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be quick on the uptake — ► be quick (or slow) on the uptake informal be quick (or slow) to understand something. Main Entry: ↑uptake …   English terms dictionary

  • quick off the mark — ALERT, quick, quick witted, bright, clever, perceptive, sharp, sharp witted, observant, wide awake, on one s toes; informal on the ball, quick on the uptake. → mark * * * quick off the mark Prompt to act • • • Main Entry: ↑quick * * * quick off… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quick off the mark — an elite force that was more quick off the mark than any fighting element in the sector Syn: alert, quick, quick witted, bright, clever, perceptive, sharp, sharp witted, observant, wide awake, on one s toes; informal on the ball, quick on the… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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