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flunk

Education Informal chiefly US, Canadian, and NZ
a low grade below the pass standard
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As a body which resigned citing moral responsibility for the lifters flunking dope tests, the Indian federation should have gone lock, stock and barrel.
America's colleges and universities are typically not the beneficiaries of the money collected," Flunking Numbers states, though they rank "among the biggest contributors to the fund.
PALMDALE - Once housing remedial classes for students in danger of flunking, the Palmdale School District's Pueblo Learning Center will become a parent center and site of other programs.
But affluent parents would be loath to argue publicly that they don't like the test because their kids are flunking it.
By the time Li'l Bit becomes legal, Peck is ready to leave his wife and marry his niece, but Li'l Bit--who is flunking out of college because of a drinking problem--rejects him.
So it's not surprising, say education chiefs, that these youngsters are flunking exams.
For someone with perfect eyesight, it would mean the risk of flunking the vision portion of the driving test, he adds.
Sure enough by the middle of the semester, despite what I thought to be my best effort, I and several others were flunking in grand fashion.
We recently helped a student from an upper middle-class family, who was flunking out of the University of Southern California.
It may be recalled that a month back, the executive committee of the Indian Weightlifting Federation resigned, taking moral responsibility for six lifters flunking dope tests in Pune at the national camp.
If we had a kid who wanted to be a doctor but was flunking his science courses, we frequently had to add more than a dose of reality.