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a quick study

This page is about the idiom a quick study

American English


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.


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
a) write my essays quickly b) understand things quickly c) forget things quickly
a quick study

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Contributor: Matt Errey