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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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Bloomer said ministers needed to create a system that "learns from its experiences rather than resisting any suggestion of a need to improve".
Glenda Bloomer recently said Bloomer's employed nine people when it closed.
It was all in vain when Bloomer blasted in the winner with only three minutes left.
The firm said that the most significant milestone was the 2014 merger between Optimum Plastics, with its expertise in blown barrier films, and Bloomer Plastics, a leader in cast embossed films.
MHA Bloomer Heaven has been a member of MHA, an association of independent accountancy firms located around the UK since 2011, and in 2014 it rebranded to include MHA in its name.
For as much as autumn belongs to the russet and ochre tinges of the changing leaves the season also flares with the pinks, purples and whites of the late bloomers.
Bloomer, 22, noticed the slur printed on a receipt which had been left lying on the shop's counter, in full view of the clientele.
Amelia Bloomer herself was such a big supporter of the new fashion that "bloomers" were named after her.
Mr Bloomer is best known for his engaging interviews on Radio Bahrain, but less known is that he is also a certified off-road instructor, levels 1-3, and a certified night-time instructor too.
Like many small-town teams of the time, the Bloomers were owned by local citizens interested in baseball.
1848: At a convention in Seneca Falls, New York state, female rights campaigner Amelia Bloomer introduced "bloomers", which she described as "the lower part of a rational dress".
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston has said she is "a late bloomer," insisting she has only recently figured out who she is.
Jackie Bloomer, 30, and 18-month-old Jayden were hit by a green Range Rover in Lancashire on Tuesday.
10 (BNA) -- MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SHAIKH KHALID BIN AHMED BIN MOHAMMED AL KHALIFA RECEIVED HERE TODAY RADIO PRESENTER AT BAHRAIN RADIO DAVID BLOOMER WHO WAS ONE OF THE BRITISH SAILORS RELEASED RECENTLY AFTER ENTERING IRAN, MARINE TERRITORIES WHILE PARTICIPATING AT YACHTS RACE IN EMIRATE OF DUBAI AT THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.
RADIO Bahrain presenter David Bloomer yesterday recalled the "scary" moment where he and four other sailors were blindfolded and detained by machine gun-wielding members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.