on the uptake

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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Prepositional phraseEdit

on the uptake

  1. (idiomatic) In understanding or in the ability to absorb new information; especially in the phrases "quick on the uptake" and "slow on the uptake".