quick study

noun
someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily
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she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge

Syn: ↑sponge
Hypernyms: ↑learner, ↑scholar, ↑assimilator

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noun
: one that can speedily learn the essentials of something to be done; especially : a performer (as an actor, musician) with a gift for learning with remarkable speed new material (as lines, stage business, scores)

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1. someone who is able to learn a new job or adjust to a new social environment in a short time.
2. an actor who can learn lines and become proficient in a role on short notice.

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quick study,
a person who memorizes rapidly: »

Until a fortnight ago, [he] had never had Ravel's score in his hands, but he is what is known in the theatre as a quick study (Time).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • quick study — quick ,study noun count AMERICAN someone who learns very quickly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quick study — {n. phr.} One who acquires new skills and habits in record time. * /Sue is new at her job but people have confidence in her because she is a quick study./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • quick study — {n. phr.} One who acquires new skills and habits in record time. * /Sue is new at her job but people have confidence in her because she is a quick study./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • quick study — noun one who is capable of learning at a fast pace; a fast learner I mustnt be cracking jokes though, for Ive got a part of twelve lengths here, which I must be up in tomorrow night, and I havent had time to look at it yet; Im a confounded quick… …   Wiktionary

  • quick\ study — n. phr. One who acquires new skills and habits in record time. Sue is new at her job but people have confidence in her because she is a quick study …   Словарь американских идиом

  • quick study — See a quick study …   English idioms

  • quick study — quick′ stud′y n. cvb a person who is able to learn or adapt to something in a short time or on short notice …   From formal English to slang

  • quick study — 1. someone who is able to learn a new job or adjust to a new social environment in a short time. 2. an actor who can learn lines and become proficient in a role on short notice. * * * …   Universalium

  • quick study — noun N. Amer. a person who adapts quickly and easily to a new job, situation, etc …   English new terms dictionary

  • a quick study — a person who tries to learn much in a short time, a crash course    When my wife was elected to city council, I became a quick study in municipal politics …   English idioms

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