quick study


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quick study

n.
One who is able to memorize something easily and quickly or is able to understand and deal with something easily and successfully.

quick′ stud′y


n.
a person who is able to learn or adapt to something in a short time or on short notice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quick study - someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge"
assimilator, learner, scholar - someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
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I mustn't be cracking jokes though, for I've got a part of twelve lengths here, which I must be up in tomorrow night, and I haven't had time to look at it yet; I'm a confounded quick study, that's one comfort.
Get a quick study on the basics of flyer, brochure and collateral design - from media types/sizes, preparation of materials, text for layout, proper use of grids, white space, and typefaces/fonts.
He is a quick study and a very good football player that has earned this extension, and we look forward to his future contributions.
Flyers, business cards, signs, posters, and magnets, ink and toner, greeting cards, laminating, Notary services, Fax services, gift bags, Book exchange program, Mailbox rental, U-Haul equipment rentals and moving supplies, Also gift items and quick study guides.
Formatted for quick study and comprehension, the reference offers up-to-date medication and protocol information, concise concept overviews, USMLE-style practice questions at the end of each chapter, and free access to a companion website offering comprehension exams and an e-book.
In the early 1990's faculty at Johnson and Wales University performed a quick study on the behaviors or shortcomings that were likely to get a new college hire fired.
A quick study of the results of hunter chases run in Britain over the last two weeks (excluding yesterday) illustrates just how those at the top of the market tend to dominate when the season is in its infancy.
95), which features never before seen body parts and uses a color-tabbed system for quick reference, and Quick Study Flash Cards ($12.
The quick study was among Knight's leading tacklers until suffering concussions that limited his playing time late in the season.
Although not an encyclopedic reference, and not intended to be, this guide will carry most practitioners through the day and can even serve as a quick study guide.
A quick study, Lee has since presided over films offering a wide range of relationships, including father and daughter in Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), sisters in Sense and Sensibility (1995), and heterosexual lovers in The Ice Storm (1997) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).
Anxiety about learning movement kept Sara Hook from being a quick study when she started out.