Definition of “be quick/slow on the uptake” - English Dictionary

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“be quick/slow on the uptake” in British English

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be quick/slow on the uptake


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)

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