To have to leave a school or university because one does not have passing grades. One B won't kill you—it's not like you're going to fail out of college or something.
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To be forced to leave an academic institution because of unsatisfactory grades: My cousin is failing out of law school.
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- a prophet is not without honor save in his own country
- drive (one) out of office
- force (one) out of office
- force out of office
- as one door closes, another (one) opens
- as one door closes, another one opens
- as one door closes, another opens
- get one over on (one)
- get/put one over on somebody/something
- give head