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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? No offense, but every parent thinks their child is a budding genius. I can't believe Lucy's so eloquent at just five years old! She may well be a budding genius.
See also: budding, genius

bud out

Of a plant, to produce buds (which blossom into leaves or flowers). I'm so relieved to see that flower budding out—I thought I had killed it!
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bud up

1. Of a plant, to produce buds (which blossom into leaves or flowers). I love springtime, when flowers finally start budding up again.
2. To come suddenly into existence. Feelings of resentment began budding up inside of me. Vegan restaurants have been budding up all over town recently.
See also: bud, up

budding artist

cliché A person whose artistic talents are beginning to develop. Wow, Sally is quite the budding artist, isn't she? Her paintings are quite good! He was something of a budding artist in college as he dabbled in poetry and prose writing, but he let it fall by the wayside after he graduated.
See also: artist, budding
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bud out

[for a flowering plant or tree] to develop buds. How early in the spring do the trees bud out around here? The trees bud out in early spring.
See also: bud, out

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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To specifically address the issue of standardized reporting of tumor budding in colorectal carcinoma, an international panel of experts was convened in Bern, Switzerland, in November 2016 for the ITBCC.
Tumor budding is defined as a single tumor cell or a cell cluster of up to 4 tumor cells.
Tumor budding is an independent predictor of lymph node metastasis in pT1 colorectal cancer.
Tumor budding is an independent predictor of survival in stage II colorectal cancer.
Tumor budding should be taken into account along with other clinicopathologic factors in a multidisciplinary setting.
Tumor budding is counted on hematoxylin-eosin (H&E).
Intratumoral tumor budding in colorectal cancer has been shown to be related to lymph node metastasis.
Tumor budding is assessed in 1 hotspot (in a field measuring 0.785 [mm.sup.2]) at the invasive front.
The increase in budding growth is due to presence of greater number of leaves, that elevated the rate of photosynthesis and hence carbohydrate formation increased.
The data recorded for number of branches is presented in figure-IV, shows that budding time had significant effect on the number of branches.
Figure-V presents the data recorded for the number of leaves, revealing that budding time had significant effect on the number of leaves.
June 15th was found to be the best time for budding of the peach on peach rootstocks, as it produced maximum budding growth, number of branches, number of leaves, therefore this date is recommended for budding of peach.
Research on different budding methods in Propagation oftemperate-zone fruit nursery plants grown in subtropical areas.
The height of cutting back the rootstock for June budding of peaches.
Optimal dates for peach budding in the Crimean steppe zone.