mind like a steel trap




Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - mind like a steel trap

"mind like a steel trap"

to have a very quick and incisive mind;

to be able to understand things very quickly

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - mind like a steel trap

"mind like a steel trap"

to be able to keep things in memory exceptionally well and for a long period of time

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - mind like a steel trap

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Susan is really quite brilliant, isn't she? I had been working on a really difficult problem for hours and finally decided to ask Susan for help. Within ten minutes, she had solved the problem.

Colleague 2:  Susan has a mind like a steel trap. She is highly intelligent.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - mind like a steel trap

Two cousins are talking ...

Cousin 1:  I have been trying to remember the details surrounding one of our ancestor's arrival in this country but simply cannot remember. I seem to remember that I heard the story when I was a child.

Cousin 2:  Ask Uncle Barney. His mind is like a steel strap. He never forgets anything. He once recited for me, word for word, a conversation he'd had twenty years previously.

Cousin 1:  Wow! That is a good memory. Thanks. I'll ask Uncle Barney.





mind like a steel trap - Usage:

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mind like a steel trap - Gerund Form:

Having a mind like a steel trap, she solved the puzzle in record time.



mind like a steel trap - Examples:

1)  He was always the boy most likely to achieve. Mind like a steel trap. Confident. Happy.

2)  ... wrote shorthand as quickly as any legal secretary, has a mind like a steel trap and is a chameleon with undeniable presence and charm.

3)  And yet beneath this warmth and gloss lies a mind like a steel trap. He is able to take the very emotional business of working front of house ...

4)  He has a mind like a steel trap. He had the media skills to explain complex issues in simple language and deliver ...

5)  He had a mind like a steel trap - you were never left wondering what he thought, about anything.

6)  Peter has a mind like a steel trap. He rattles off 79 years of dates, people, places and experiences without ...

7)  ... was a wonderful asset because until the end she had a mind like a steel trap and still remembered each girl's story.

8)  While she has a very tough mind - a mind like a steel trap - she has a warm and generous heart.

9)  And above all, a mind like a steel trap, a memory like a sponge.

10)  He's got a mind like a steel trap. And he has a business mind - it's intuitive, he doesn't ...

11)  She is as sharp as a razor and has a mind like a steel trap.

12)  Coates is a 67-year-old lawyer, he has a mind like a steel trap, he remembers word for word conversations held years ago. 

13)  That man had a mind like a steel trap, and he could handicap. What took him 10 seconds took me a half-hour. 

14)  Jim has a mind like a steel trap. He remembers something I had said when we were rehearsing when he's doing a scene two months later.

15)  If you have a friend or loved one who has a mind like a steel trap when it comes to Marvel facts, this trivia card game could give them the perfect ...

16)  Google Home spits out its recipes quickly, so you need to play close attention and have a mind like a steel trap to remember it all.

17)  Kelly has a mind like a steel trap, but, can make the occasional mistake or oversight, which only proves she's human.

18)  I remember when I had a mind like a steel trap, something an elephant would envy. I would read or hear something, and there would be instant ...

19)  She had a mind like a steel trap and could detect a crime or a cover-up from a mile away.

20)  Wilson has a mind like a steel trap. He remembers the date, score, players and even big plays in games that are easily 20-plus years old.