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English definition of “take to sth like a duck to water”

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 natural ability 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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