budding genius

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?
See also: budding, genius

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
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never known for having an original streak" and Henry as a budding genius who was humiliated solely because he was physically weak and very nearsighted.
Here, filmmaker Anne Fontaine directs Audrey Tautou in a graceful embodiment of the reluctant courtesan and budding genius who would become one of the greatest style icons of all time.
Enter Paolina Barthes, a budding genius and sorcerer isolated on the Equatorial Wall; Threadgill Angus al-Wazir, a disgraced naval officer tasked with finding a route through the Wall to Southern Earth; and Emily McHenry Childress, a Yale Divinity School librarian and the keeper of important secrets.
Most of us realise Fletcher's useless but Fergie seems to think he's a budding genius.
One is a budding genius and the other a blooming idiot.
The letters have some of that provincial awe which even the budding genius from the colonies always exhibits when confronting Oxford life and English society for the first time.
For Anne herself, Ozick has nothing but praise, seeing the writer as a budding genius, her ambition focused, her accomplishment the etching of Jewish experience during the Holocaust.
All of which brings us to the central element of the play and, not so happily, the production: Anne herself, portrayed by film actress Portman (in her Broadway debut) with little of the charm, budding genius or even brittle intelligence that the diary itself reveals.
In this capacity the editorial writer may begin as a budding genius who evolves into the fraternity of seasoned observers.
He admits that La Villa offers few opportunities, that its intolerance and narrow-mindedness can suffocate new ideas and choke a budding genius: "Children--rich or poor--who showed intelligence and initiative were marked for exile.
One day "a dusty road" by a three-year-old budding genius may take on the importance of Michelangelo's works though I doubt it.
But Insider believes that she's actually a budding genius...
The danger in moving a budding genius into classes with older children is that emotional development rarely keeps pace with intellectual progress.