late developer

late developer
   a poor scholar
   Used by parents who have hope rather than by teachers who have experience:
    She was a late developer and a bit of a slowcoach. (I. Murdoch, 1977)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • late developer — UK US noun [countable] [singular late developer plural late developers] someone who develops physically or mentally at a later age than other people Thesaurus: describing levels of development or maturityhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • late developer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms late developer : singular late developer plural late developers someone who develops physically or mentally at a later age than other people …   English dictionary

  • late developer — late de veloper noun count someone who develops physically or mentally at a later age than other people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • late developer — one who becomes mature at a later age than normal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • late developer — /leɪt dəˈvɛləpə/ (say layt duh veluhpuh) noun a person whose underachievement at one stage of their life is followed by later success …  

  • late — late1 W1S1 [leıt] adj comparative later superlative latest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(after expected time)¦ 2¦(near the end)¦ 3 be too late 4¦(after usual time)¦ 5¦(evening)¦ 6¦(dead)¦ 7 late developer/bloomer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • late — [[t]le͟ɪt[/t]] ♦ later, latest 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with cl, ADV prep/n Late means near the end of a day, week, year, or other period of time. It was late in the afternoon... She had to work late at night... His autobiography was written late in… …   English dictionary

  • late — 1 /leIt/ adjective 1 AFTER EXPECTED TIME arriving, happening, or done after the time that was expected, agreed, or arranged: Sorry I m late I overslept. | The train was late. | We apologize for the late departure of flight AZ 709. | Are we too… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • developer */*/ — UK [dɪˈveləpə(r)] / US [dɪˈveləpər] noun Word forms developer : singular developer plural developers 1) [countable] someone who buys land or buildings in order to put new or better buildings there and make money from them 2) [countable] someone… …   English dictionary

  • developer — de|vel|op|er [dıˈveləpə US ər] n 1.) a person or company that makes money by buying land and then building houses, factories etc on it ▪ a Florida property developer 2.) a person or an organization that works on a new idea, product etc to make it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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