be quick (or slow) on the uptake

be quick (or slow) on the uptake
be quick (or slow) on the uptake
informal
be quick (or slow) to understand something.
uptake

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  • quick/slow on the uptake —    Someone who is quick or slow on the uptake is quick or slow to understand what is meant.     Please explain the problem in simple words I m a bit slow on the uptake! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • slow on the uptake — not able to understand something quickly. I tried to explain how the new software works to my manager, but he s a little slow on the uptake. Usage notes: also used in the form quick on the uptake able to understand something quickly: He was quick …   New idioms dictionary

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

  • (be) slow 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 slow 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

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

  • 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

  • on the uptake —    Someone who is quick or slow on the uptake is quick or slow to understand what is meant.     Please explain the problem in simple words I m a bit slow on the uptake! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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

  • (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

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