Journey in Life: 04/12/16

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

"Quick on the uptake" nghĩa là gì?

A good book. Photo courtesy Nature'sAura - C.McKee.

'Quick/slow on the uptake' có từ uptake là trí thông minh, sự hiểu biết; vì thế cụm từ này nghĩa là sáng dạ/tối dạ; hiểu nhanh/chậm hiểu (be quick/slow to understand something).

Ví dụ
The 11-week-old german shepherd pup is still learning the basics but his trainer believes he is quick on the uptake.

Sunny Leone is sharp and quick on the uptake, gives honest non-hypocritical answers and doesn’t shy away from talking about her past.

Rubio, quick on the uptake after his infamous glitch in the pre-New Hampshire debate, pointed out that Trump was now repeating himself.

The 1928 church house does look distinctive, but only an architectural historian — or a history researcher who is pretty quick on the uptake (ahem) — can explain exactly why.

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