"Say 'at it is," cried Jess, who was quicker in the uptake than her daughter.
"I only said that the once," said Wully, shocked at her glibness in the uptake.
You are slower of the uptake, Anne, than is common with you.
"Men are apt to be slow in the uptake," she added indulgently.
Now at that time I own that I was not bright in the uptake about such things.
And in that ...