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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 (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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Kathleen Richards graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
The analysis of school and district records of 451 eighth-grade students scheduled to enter high school in August 1993 indicate that 192 students graduated as scheduled with their cohort (Hayes, 2002).
Sandberg says graduated and income-sensitive plans can be a good fit for students who aren't sure what salary they'll be making after graduation.
Otto graduated from Pennsylvania's Doyleston High School in 1931 and worked in the film industry, retiring from Paramount Pictures in 1978.
Over 3,300 men and women have graduated since 1984, and most found full-time employment with over 200 local employers.
Forty-one students graduated from the popular Progressive Adult College Education program, 17 from Disabled Student Programs and Services and 40 from the Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) program.
On Friday, Dinah Perez - the 10th of the 11 Perez children - graduated from USC with a bachelor's degree in Spanish.
Our master's program in Calabasas has graduated 10 classes, but May 2005 was the first graduating class for our new four-year liberal arts campus in Aliso Viejo.
Celebration, tears and hugs were the order of the day Thursday as thousands of seniors graduated from San Fernando Valley high schools.
Shelly, who graduated from Logansport High School, plans to attend Butler University in Indianapolis, IN and earn a master's degree as a Physician Assistant in five years.
Receiving their diplomas and an admonition to ``celebrate life and live up to expectations,'' almost 1,000 Valley College students graduated Tuesday afternoon in a sunlit ceremony at the school's football field.
This attitude among MBAs is one of 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.
Johnson, of Ventura, who graduated Friday at CSUN's extension campus at Channel Islands in Ventura, said he has come a long way since a 1989 motorcycle crash that turned his life around.
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