take to sth like a duck to water Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

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take to sth like a duck to water

informal to ​discover when you ​start to do something for the first ​time that you have a ​naturalability to do it: He took to ​fatherhood like a duck to ​water.
(Definition of take to sth like a duck to water from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “take to sth like a duck to water”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自然而然地做起…来,天生就会做……
in Chinese (Traditional) 自然而然地做起…來,天生就會做……
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