flunk out

(redirected from flunk)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to flunk: flunk out

flunk out

1. To no longer be allowed to participate in something (often some form of schooling) due to failing grades. I started going to the tutoring center because another failing grade means I'll flunk out of school!
2. By extension, to fail in any pursuit. I flunked out as a model because I hated having to travel so much.
3. To give one a grade that causes them to fail a course or academic program. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "flunk" and "out." But if you don't give me at least a B, you'll flunk me out!
See also: out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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!
See also: out

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.
See also: out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
See also: out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.
See also: out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Even after news broke out about Sathya's dope flunk, the AFI continued its pretence of being unaware of the whole episode.
" I have no idea if any of our athletes tested positive and whether NADA notified the federation or not." But since the samples were coded and NADA was not aware of the athlete who flunked the dope test, it could not reveal the name of the athlete.
Critique: If only all the math textbooks in highschool were as well written, organized and presented as Barbara Oakley's "A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)".
The Nationals wanted to add a little spice to next year's version of the Presidents Race by adding a fifth former commander and chief to the completion, but the team flunked history in the process with the Taft addition.
Until then, not only do we not improve our status but we also show that the Macedonian journalism has flunked the exam," Velinovska says.
Of the three who have been caught in the doping net, Muralitharan had earlier flunked a dope test in 2003 as well but was cleared later that year.
Chavis is one of a handful of school mavericks profiled in Flunked, a 45-minute documentary narrated by actor Joe Mantegna.
A mystery girl who sees in Gideon's mind can--and she tells of a clueless boy who flunks his way into a fancy prep school in New England, only to face cute, feisty girls who vie for his attention.
Of those who flunked, 83 percent could achieve good visual acuity by getting lenses for the first time or by replacing an out-of-date prescription, says study coauthor Mary Frances Cotch, an epidemiologist at NIH in Bethesda.
Miers took herself out not because she flunked the Con Law exam that Senator Arlen Specter was administering but because she flunked the loyalty oath that the anti-abortion zealots were administering.
AZERBAIJAN FLUNKS THE TEST (The Washington Post, Washington)
Since then, several world-class track and field athletes who flunked the test have been stripped of their titles.
Curtiss says some offerings from mainstream publishers didn't do well because they flunked the culturally relevant test, because they often fail to highlight the black heritage of certain biblical characters, such as the Ethiopian eunuch, whom Peter baptized (Acts 8:38).
Her outburst came after housemates spent the day holding a silent protest after being told they had flunked a back to school challenge.
This practice of basically auditing the auditors replaces the old peer-review system, which Sjoquist said "never flunked a single auditor, and which even respected auditors considered a sham." The new system, she argued, is "more potent, if for no other reason than it is independent of the profession." And, she added, it is stronger in other ways also.