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late bloomer

1. A child or adolescent who develops physically at a later point than is typical for their age. She's still quite small for a ninth grader, but I think she's just a late bloomer.
2. Someone who develops their talents or capabilities later than is typical among their peers. It took my brother until he was 35, but he finally found a stable career that he loves. I guess he was just a late bloomer. She was a bit of a trainwreck all throughout her undergraduate degree, but she turned out to be a late bloomer because now she's one of the leading academics in her field.
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late bloomer

 
1. Lit. a plant that blooms later than similar plants or that blooms late in the season. There are a few late bloomers in the garden, but by fall, we don't care much anymore about flowers.
2. Fig. a person who finally develops a useful or superior skill or talents later than expected or desired. Joseph was a late bloomer, but turned out to be a formidable scholar in the long run.
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late bloomer

A person who matures or achieves some goal more slowly than his or her peers. This cliché transfers the tendency of certain plants to bloom late in the growing season to human beings who are late to achieve their potential: for example, “He didn’t marry until he was in his mid-forties, a late bloomer if there ever was one.” The noun bloomer for a plant dates only from the first half of the eighteenth century, and the cliché from the twentieth century.
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As Bloomer says, not only does an analyzer have to function mechanically, it has to function to the needs of the scrap recycler.
Unlike many musicals from the first half of the 20th century, Bloomer Girl is palatable today without resorting to a lot of politically correct nips and tucks.
Bloomer's own prose could bear some of his deconstruction.
"It was very emotional when they started to read the names LESLIE BLOOMER on yesterday's service
A council spokesman said Bloomer took flowers and sweets to the council's Ayr depot last week to thank office staff who are working during the strike.
"Basically, the recession finally caught up with us," said Glenda Bloomer, the longtime owner of the nursery who retired recently.
According to Huron Capital vice president Matt Hare, the acquisition of Optimum Plastics was a perfect fit for Bloomer but also in line with Huron's strategy to invest for growth.
Chris Stephen Haynes, pictured, managing partner of Bloomer Heaven, said: "I am delighted that our decision to provide staff water coolers from AquAid has resulted in such a wonderful thing.''
The news was particularly welcome to Mr Bloomer who said he had found his last night in captivity "particularly bad".
As soon as he gets returned I am sure he will make that call to me to tell me how he is," The Telegraph quoted Vanessa Bloomer, the wife of David Bloomer, as saying.
Bloomer was a 19-year-old freshman in the equine studies program at Becker.
Dr Bloomer is an expert in ground stability and disaster management and travelled to Kashmir following the 2005 quake to help work on relief measures.
But Bloomer, was spared a jail sentence after it was accepted he wasnot involved in the initial attack and delivered just two light blows on the insistence of Fitzgerald, who had threatened him.
Bloomers were named after Mrs Amelia Bloomer, an 18th-century reformer for women's rights, who wore knickerbockers for cycling.
Q DURING the course of my family tree research, the name of Steve Bloomer has cropped up.