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whiz kid

n. Informal
A young person who is exceptionally intelligent, innovatively clever, or precociously successful.

[Alteration of Quiz Kid, a panelist on an early game show.]

whiz′ kid`

Informal. a youthful and exceptionally intelligent, talented, or successful person.
whiz′-kid`, adj.

whiz(z) kid

n (inf, in career) → Senkrechtstarter(in) m(f); financial/publishing whiz kidFinanz-/Verlagsgenie ntor -größe f; a whiz kid like him will soon find a solutionein solcher Intelligenzbolzen wird bald auf eine Lösung kommen (inf)

whiz kid

n (fam) → mago/a
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Jack Reith, the only Whiz Kid who possessed a true passion for cars, was soon named manager of Ford Division product planning.
Filipino whiz kid Jayson Jacobo Tiburcio, a primary 4 pupil at Fernvale Primary School in Singapore, won in two International Chess Competitions recently.
They fielded a 10-man squad containing seven Scotland 7s internationals, two USA 7s internationals and Fijian 7s whiz kid, Niko Matawalu.
Also, my guess is that once the 10 year grants for these farms stop I think you will find the blades on these electric generators will also stop and we will be left with rusty eyesores until some whiz kid comes up with a scheme to give grants for their dismantling.
Singh is now providing expert advice in his finance book, Finance 101: The Whiz Kid's Perfect Credit Guide.
"Confessions of a Wall Street Whiz Kid" follows famed Wall Street player Peter Grandich as he tells his tale of playing the markets for twenty five years and his uncanny predication of booms and busts through that period.
Reed's loss was a stunning tall from grace for the former hardball political operator and telegenic whiz kid who led TV preacher Pat Robertson's CC from 1989-97.
Whiz kid Jimmy Neutron may know how to build rockets and Jet-Paks to get himself out of jams.
The radioactive Boy Scout; the frightening true story of a whiz kid and his homemade nuclear reactor.
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Paul is pressed into the director's chair after Andrzej's replacement, a brash American whiz kid who seems loosely modeled after Francis Coppola (played by Roman's cousin--and Francis's nephew--Jason Schwartzman), breaks his leg.
Then I got help from a whiz kid from Leeds called Mark Reid who appeared, like Batman, from "nowhere".