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be quick/slow on the uptake

informal If someone is ​quick/​slow on the uptake, they ​understand things ​easily/with ​difficulty: He's a little ​slow on the uptake, so you may have to ​repeat the ​instructions a few ​times.
(Definition of be quick/slow on the uptake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be quick/slow on the uptake”
in Chinese (Simplified) 领悟得快/慢…
in Chinese (Traditional) 領悟得快/慢…
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