late bloomer


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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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McTominay like Jesse late Samuel McTominay is, a little like Jesse Lingard, a late bloomer.
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Western Gorse is the most obvious late bloomer, enlivening the autumn landscape with a blaze of yellow.
Honey, I'm always on the verge of something," laughs songstress Ashley Gold when asked if the release of her EP Late Bloomer makes her feel like she's on the cusp of something great.
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