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cram for an/the exam

To study for a test shortly before it is scheduled to take place. You might have gotten a higher grade if you didn't cram for the exam at the last minute.
See also: cram, exam
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cram for an examination

 and cram for a test
Fig. to study very hard for an exam. I have to go cram fora test now. If you would study during the school term, you would not have to cram.
See also: cram, examination
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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