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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?
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budding genius

a very bright and promising young person. Harry is a budding genius, but he seems like a fairly normal teenager.
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Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Prov. Genius is the quality of being exceedingly careful about everything you do. If genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains, Marilyn certainly has it. She never overlooks a single detail that needs attention.
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Genius is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.

Prov. People get brilliant results primarily by working hard, not because they have special inborn powers. Child: Betty always does the best drawings in art class. She must be a genius. Father: If you worked hard, you could do just as well. Remember, genius is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.
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stroke of genius

an act of genius; a very clever and innovative idea or task. Your idea of painting the rock wall red was a stroke of genius.
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stroke of genius

an outstandingly brilliant and original idea.
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Genius began with rap, which remains its largest and most popular section.
For example: "My brother put diesel in my petrol engine - he's a real genius that guy.
But Jefferson's reading of realist fiction as engaged in what we might think of as a Kleinian aggression against genius might be compatible with its broadening of the notion of genius past just the aesthetic: to render genius nonaesthetic is, perhaps, much the same thing as killing it off.
Moore and Slater also blame Rove's evil genius for the decision "to fight the war on terrorism, which was a just cause, and use the pureness of that purpose to advance the Republican political agenda.
Analyzing the payoffs more closely, Nash estimated how much it should take to persuade Genius or Smart to join with Nash, and when Nash should simply give up and go it alone.
THIS VIEW OF WHIZ KIDS NOT JUST AS geeks but as psychologically damaged goods could be part of our cultural ambivalence about genius.
The book is about being friends with a genius artist, and how horrible it is, especially for the merely talented.
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But the oooh-aaah tone of many of the recent releases suggests the fascination is with celebrity -the idea of genius, not the ideas of geniuses.
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