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quick study

someone who is able to learn a new job or adjust to a new social environment in a short time.
an actor who can learn lines and become proficient in a role on short notice. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then it's like this: a show gets stuck and needs a quick study.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • Hugh John stuck to it and did pretty well, though he is not a quick study.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett
  • He was a quick study, at that, only he learned everybody's part as well as his own, and that slowed him.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • In them are classified for quick study all the necessary information about the various structures.

  • He therefore employed himself with a quick study of their surroundings.

    The Girl and The Bill

    Bannister Merwin
  • Before making a detailed study of each element of this vocal vocabulary let us make a quick study with the four elements in mind.

    Vocal Expression

    Katherine Jewell Everts
  • Having such a quick study, requiring but few rehearsals, I was from the fourth day ready at any moment to go on and play my part.

    Life on the Stage Clara Morris

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