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Christmas graduate

A college or university student who discontinues his or her education after the end of the first term (i.e., around Christmastime). Primarily heard in US, South Africa. While I firmly believe in the importance of continued education, there are always a few Christmas graduates each year for whom college is just not well suited.
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graduate (in something) (with something)

to earn a degree in some subject with honors, etc. I graduated in math with highest honors. Sharon graduated with honors in medicine.

graduate (in something) (with something)

to earn a degree in some subject with honors, etc. I graduated in math with highest honors. Sharon graduated with honors in medicine.

graduate from

v.
1. To move up from one position, rank, or level, to a higher one: That year, the athletes graduated from amateur to professional status in the competition.
2. To complete the academic requirements of some institution, usually receiving an academic degree: I graduated from college with a degree in history.
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graduate in

v.
To complete the requirements of an institution and receive an academic degree in some subject: I graduated in mathematics from the local community college.
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graduate with

v.
To complete the academic requirements of an institution for something, especially a degree or an honor: I graduated with a degree in mathematics. Few students graduated with honors this year.
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graduate

(ˈgrædʒuət)
1. n. a person experienced in life, especially sexually experienced. Britney is a graduate. Nothing is new to her.
2. (ˈgrædʒuet) in. to move from casual drug use to addiction. (Drugs.) Gert graduated to smack after only a year of skin-popping.
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He graduated from the photography program in 1982 and is an active participant with various non-profit organizations, volunteer activities and community service.
Sidney graduated from architecture school in London in the 1940s and worked there before coming to Los Angeles.
There were 168 social science graduates, and the nursing program graduated 65 nurses.
Agar, 33, graduated from USC and taught at Sharp Elementary School in Pacoima until recently, when she went on maternity leave.
They chose as their class colors green and silver, and graduated wearing green gowns.
Program Engineer in Harrodsburg, KY, graduated from Boyle County High School in Danville, KY.
I am certain that without the preparation that Valley College provided, we would not be so confident that we will succeed in whatever we want to do,'' said Gary Simpson, a 39-year-old former Miami firefighter who graduated summa cum laude with a perfect 4.
He graduated from El Camino High last year after participating on the football and wrestling teams, and he's also graduating from Pierce this May.
E[acute accent]These attitudes were among the findings of a new survey commissioned by C200 of 933 MBA students and 807 MBA graduates who attend or graduated from top business schools.
As the family's sole supporter, he graduated by holding two jobs, working 60 hours a week.
He is a graduate of Boston University College of Engineering and of Boston University School of Law where he graduated cum laude.
The Saugus woman, who graduated with honors and was one of the class valedictorians, has a 30-year-old daughter and a 29-year-old son.
Striking the theme of "A Tradition of Innovation" and marking the occasion by formally installing its new president and provost, Walden University last weekend graduated more than 550 students, a record number of scholar-practitioners earning master's and Ph.
Walden University has graduated thousands of students representing 50 states and over 30 countries.
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