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grade-grubber

1. A student who is intently and primarily focused on getting good grades. I know some of the kids in my class are just grade-grubbers—anxious to get an A above all else.
2. A student who tries to persuade the teacher to change their grade, as through flattery or questioning. He only complimented your outfit because he's a grade-grubber who wants you to turn his B into an A. All the grade-grubbers are saying that I misled them with how I worded one of the questions on the test, ugh.

grubber

slang Someone who obsessively and aggressively attempts to accumulate something. Tom's always been a bit of a money-grubber—he'd sell his own mother if it meant a bit more profit. He only complimented your outfit because he's a grade-grubber who wants you to turn his B into an A.

grubbies

slang Unattractive articles of clothing that are old, shabby, or dirty. It's a Sunday afternoon, so I'm just hanging around the house in some grubbies.
See also: grubby

money-grubber

Someone who obsessively and aggressively attempts to accumulate, hoard, and protect their money. Tom's always been a bit of a money-grubber—he'd sell his own mother if it meant a bit more profit. These fat-cat CEOs are such money-grubbers—they don't give a damn about their customers, so long as their pockets are lined.

grade-grubber

1. n. an earnest, hardworking student. (In the way a pig roots or grubs around for food.) If there are too many grade-grubbers in a class, it will really throw off the grading scale.
2. n. a student who flatters the teacher in hopes of a higher grade. A few grade-grubbers help assure old professors that the world is not really changing at all.

grubbies

and grubbers and grubs (ˈgrəbiz and ˈgrəbɚz and grəbz)
n. worn-out clothing; clothing one wears for the occasional dirty job. There I was, running around in my grubs when the senator stops by to say hello! It’s time to wash these grubbies.
See also: grubby

grubbers

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