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slow on the uptake

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slow on the draw

adjective phrase

Dull and dilatory; mentally sluggish

[1940s+; fr the action of drawing one's pistol, in the classical cowboy context]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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