a budding genius

a budding genius

A young person who exhibits signs of great intelligence. This kid's a budding genius—have you seen the complex equations he can solve?
See also: budding, genius

budding genius

a very bright and promising young person. Harry is a budding genius, but he seems like a fairly normal teenager.
See also: budding, genius
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Add to this their newfound ability to research where an item can be found and how much it costs, and in an instant you have a budding genius.
Precocious both in mind and spirit, Thomasina is a budding genius, equally capable of discerning her elders' darkest secrets or of spotting the flaws in Newton's model of an orderly universe.
in 1915, to a well-off, self-indulgent father and an artistic and demanding mother, George Orson Welles was deemed a prodigy, a budding genius whose expressive gifts were encouraged from infancy.