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late-blooming

[ leyt-bloo-ming ]
/ ˈleɪtˈblu mɪŋ /
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adjective
of or characteristic of a late bloomer: late-blooming brilliance.
late in coming about or showing full development: the country's late-blooming interest in soccer.
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Origin of late-blooming

First recorded in 1965–70
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