English version

slow on the uptake

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslow on the uptakeslow on the uptakenot quick to understand something new Sometimes Tim’s a little slow on the uptake. slow
Examples from the Corpus
slow on the uptakeAnd so, finally, to Anthony O'Hear, intellectual and all-round clever fellow, albeit a bit slow on the uptake.In fact I've had to conclude that I am generally rather slow on the uptake.Sarah wasn't slow on the uptake this time.Could anyone really be that slow on the uptake? wondered Pascoe.A bit slow on the uptake, you might think, Haringey's finance department.
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