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a fast worker

One who is able to navigate a complicated, nuanced, or difficult situation in order to gain an advantage for themselves. A figurative use of the phrase's literal meaning, "one who is able to work quickly." Promoted to manager in less than half a year? My, he's a fast worker, isn't he? But the actress is a fast worker, deftly maneuvering through the more emotionally charged material to give her character an immediate presence in the film.
See also: fast, worker

a fast ˈworker

(informal) a person who wastes no time in gaining an advantage, especially a person who can quickly gain somebody’s affection: She’s a fast worker! She’s only been here a few days and already the boss has invited her for dinner!
See also: fast, worker
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FAST WORKER: Alisha Rees is chasing relay gold for Great Britain in Sweden on Sunday
Mendoza is a fast worker and of his dozen films, half are truly excellent.
The winning 3rd player should also be a fast worker, able to submit its roll-out plan within 15 days from the date of award and start commercial operations within one year.
Described as a fast worker, by the 1760s, during the time Brown worked at Weston Park and for King George III, Brown was said to have earnt an average of PS6,000, which would be equivalent to a whopping PS740,000 today, for one commission, where most landscapers would earn PS500.
To overcome this challenges we proposed some mechanisms that mainly focuses on the resource utilization by using the dynamic allocation technique to meet their deadlines and Smart Speculative Execution strategy by running straggled tasks in the fast worker nodes there by maximizing the Data locality which in turn preserves the time and cost.
FAST WORKER Joe Ham has moved down to super-bantamweight and plans an early finish against Ahmeti (below)
She was my chairman in the [court's] third division for a long time and I could tell you, and the rest of the public today, she was a fast reader and a fast worker, he said.
If you are normally a fast worker, disposing of huge volumes of work each day, slow down.
FAST WORKER Company boss and kart racing ace Graham Payne
| FAST WORKER: Karl Brook (centre) was the first of the walkers to arrive at Oakwell before the Barnsley-Town derby.
It was horribly stressful, you had to be quick on the uptake and a fast worker. That counted me out.
FAST WORKER Workforce could be at the head of the Derby market in a week's time
Matt, who grew up in Bridgend, has been a fast worker since he won a cookery competition at Archbishop McGrath School in Tondu with a Roux Brothers recipe of vegetable terrine and Wye Valley salmon in filo pastry.
He was a fast worker and had a great manner with patients, even if he was sometimes a bit harsh.