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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 bit slow on the uptake, so you may have to repeat the instructions a few times.
Translations of “be quick/slow on the uptake”
in Chinese (Traditional) 領悟得快/慢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 领悟得快/慢…
(Definition of be quick/slow on the uptake from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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