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Christmas graduate

A college or university student who discontinues their 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 from (something)

1. To complete one's studies in a particular school or program. I can't believe we're about to graduate from college—how did four years go by that quickly? I graduate from my doctoral program in May.
2. To advance to a higher rank. At the end of the summer, I'll graduate from being a junior counselor to being a regular camp counselor.
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graduate in (something)

To complete one's studies in a particular subject. It took six years, but I finally graduated in biology.
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graduate with (something)

To complete one's studies in a particular school or program, resulting in the awarding of a particular degree or status. It took six years, but I finally graduated with a degree in biology. Of course Haley graduated with highest honors—she's always been a great student.
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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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"This is a sad reality for the graduates and the country because it involves wasted potential."
That was followed by 50.3 per cent of recent biological sciences graduates, and 45.5 per cent of those with a humanities degree.
The survey targets approximately 60,000 graduates and results are going to be studied by MoHE and Education Council to build strategic education plans in Oman that would match graduates' skills with the current labour market requirements.
of all graduates into further a gh 018 market for the running the Meanwhile, report from High Fliers on the 2018 graduate revealed that fourth year running, average graduate starting salary was PS30,000.
Fresh graduates from Dentistry and Accountancy (Honours), as well as Medicine graduates who completed their housemanship/first year residential training, achieved full employment, while Pharmacy graduates who completed their one-year pre-registration training saw almost full employment.
Similarly, the number of nonrecent graduates working in these positions climbed from 30 per cent to 37 per cent over the same period.
It should be noted that the graduates of government higher education institutions got more practical training opportunities than their colleagues at the private higher education institutions.
In total, just over a fifth of recent black college graduates (22%) report leaving school with no debt, about half the rate among white college graduates (39%).
The second section of results describes the quantitative differences between stakeholders' opinions regarding graduate student teaching and different aspects and implementations of such programs, gathered using online surveys.
According to the report, an average of 9.4 million students will graduate from college each year in 2010-2020.
This is the first fall since the start of the recession, but graduate unemployment is still higher than before the economic crisis began, the study says.
Charlie Ball, Hecsu deputy research director, said: "Graduate unemployment hasn't risen as high as we feared and is some way off the levels of the last recession in 1992, when it reached 11.6%.
Haynes is a 2006 graduate of Grafton High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
The classic movie The Graduate sidestepped the question of whether Benjamin Braddock graduated from college or was graduated from college.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) believes funded placements in small businesses will provide a solution to graduate unemployment.
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