flunk out


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flunk out (of something)

to leave school or a course because of failure. Fred flunked out of school and never tried to go back. That's it. All F's. I've flunked out.
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flunk someone out

to give one a grade that forces one to leave school or a course. The math professor flunked me out. He expects too much. She flunked out half the class!
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flunk out (of school)

to be forced to leave school because of failing work He had been a computer-science student before he flunked out of a California university.
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flunk out

1. Expel or be expelled from a school because one's work does not meet the required standard. For example, He flunked out of Harvard after just one year. [Slang; early 1800s]
2. Fail at anything, as in The camera ran out of film so we flunked out as photographers. [Slang; late 1800s]
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flunk out

v.
To expel or be expelled from a school or course because of work that does not meet requirements or standards: His grade-point average was less than 2.0, so the college flunked him out. Students lacking adequate math skills will flunk out of the physics program.
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