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budding genius

a very bright and promising young person. Harry is a budding genius, but he seems like a fairly normal teenager.
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Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Prov. Genius is the quality of being exceedingly careful about everything you do. If genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains, Marilyn certainly has it. She never overlooks a single detail that needs attention.
See also: genius, pain, taking

Genius is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.

Prov. People get brilliant results primarily by working hard, not because they have special inborn powers. Child: Betty always does the best drawings in art class. She must be a genius. Father: If you worked hard, you could do just as well. Remember, genius is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.
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stroke of genius

an act of genius; a very clever and innovative idea or task. Your idea of painting the rock wall red was a stroke of genius.
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References in classic literature ?
The man of genius is one of millions, and the great geniuses, the crown of humanity, appear on earth perhaps one in many thousand millions.
But the real geniuses," asked Razumihin frowning, "those who have the right to murder?
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Ga-ga and goo-goo may sound like baby talk to you and me, but in the new film ``Baby Geniuses,'' which opens nationwide Friday, there's some real dialogue going on between those babbling babies.
who destroyed their personalities to be geniuses," the genius wants "to wake up one day and be Steinway and Glenn in one .
This novel card game of "great minds and secret rules" brings together 48 of the most important geniuses in history like Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Joan of Arc, Socrates and Bill Gates (the only living genius featured in the game).