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quick study

A person who can learn new material quickly. Primarily heard in US. Your daughter is making great progress in her piano lessons—she's really a quick study.
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quick study

a person who is quick to learn things. (Compare this to slow study.) Jane, who is a quick study, caught the joke immediately and laughed before everyone else.
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She proved to be an unusually quick study with a dazzling stage presence.
Unscientific, to be sure, but a quick study that can be done on any weekday.
History - a gold medal at the 1982 Barcelona Olympics and nine subsequent world boxing titles in six weight classes - suggests he'll be a quick study.
Suki Schorer, who taught Kowroski at the School of American Ballet for two years (she previously danced and studied with Charthel Arthur's Grand Rapids Ballet), confirms that the dancer is a quick study.
Valencia junior Robert Todd, 16, almost didn't make it into the band, but a quick study helped him at audition time.
They also compose the enchainements--a required test of quick study.
Fortunately for Richar, time is still on his side at age 21, and he has proved to be a quick study.
The improvement cemented his reputation as a quick study.
The choir director and his wife were a quick study.