slow study

slow study

A person who finds it difficult or takes a long time to learn something new. It's not that she's unintelligent, she is just a slow study when it comes to mathematics. Your son is a little bit of a slow study, but if he continues to practice and come to lessons, I have no doubt we can make a pianist of him yet.
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slow study

a person who is slow to learn things. (Compare this to a slow study.) Fred, who is a slow study, never caught on to the joke.
See also: slow, study
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I'm a bit of a slow study, so when I got to relearn all that stuff, it can be a bit daunting,'' says Ferrer.
I am still a slow study, and sit for a while on my eggs.
Plants are a slow study, and horticulture is the lone remaining fortress for patient, caring people in a world gone mad with recklessness and speed, quickness and greed.