a quick study

American English

Meaning: If you're a quick study, you can learn new things quickly.

For example:

  • Albert was always a quick study, except when it came to learning languages.

  • I only need to show Sue how to do something once, and she gets it. She's a quick study, that girl.

Variety: This idiom is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

My teachers thought I would be a quick study like my brother and

a. write my essays quickly

b. understand things quickly

c. forget things quickly

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Contributor: Matt Errey