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whiz kid

A person, usually a child or young adult, who is exceptionally skilled or intelligent. He was developing software by the time he was 10 years old—he's a total computer whiz kid. Those whiz kids at the spelling bee are always so impressive to watch. Sarah's the new whiz kid in accounting. She'll help you tackle the budget in no time.
See also: kid, whiz

a ˈwhizz-kid

(also ˈwhiz-kid) (informal) a person who is very good and successful at something, especially at a young age: ‘Who’s the new manager?’ ‘A financial whizz-kid from Harvard Business School.’

whiz kid

n. a young whiz. The boss’s new whiz kid doesn’t seem to be doing the job very well.
See also: kid, whiz
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Computer whiz-kids could win equipment for their schools in a family competition.
WHIZ-KID Lee Hendrie was slapped into line last night by Aston Villa boss John Gregory.
AUSSIE whiz-kid Harry Kewell last night signed a new contract that will keep him at Leeds United until 2002.
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ATHLONE whiz-kid Warren Parkes is set to become part of Mick McCarthy's international set.
Dubai Three UAE mathematics whiz-kids returned home victorious this week, after beating 5,500 students from 41 countries to become world champions at the 17th International Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Competition, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
No doubt these whiz-kids would have benefited from a more down-to-earth education, as advocated by Ashley Jackson (Senior Moment, Examiner April 11).
She is so patient in her endeavours to make us all whiz-kids.
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But Coutts, which opened a branch in Liverpool's Princes Dock last year, says the younger rich, like city whiz-kids and media and sports stars, are muscling on to the scene