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flunk

Education Informal chiefly US, Canadian, and NZ
a low grade below the pass standard
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From two- time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar demanding trials for an Olympic berth to Narsingh flunking a dope test, Indian wrestling has gone through a roller- coaster ride.
"Once again, this huddle-muddle illustrates that the Government is flunking on its economic strategy.
"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."
government were a student, it would be on the verge of flunking Ocean Policy 101, to judge by the U.S.
For example, if your friend is telling you she's OK about flunking her history exam but is wringing her hands, it's a sign that she really might be bugged.
To quote from the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, September 2003: Angry over his family's move from California to New Sodom, Massachusetts, Cody acts out by flunking all his courses--even homeroom.
"I think it's very disturbing." The teacher allegedly paid the tutor to take the test after flunking it twice.
Just a few years later, the nuisance became an international hero and Professor Hyland got the blame for flunking him out.
Laboy was ridiculed by commentators after failing his own test three times and then placing 20 Lawrence bilingual-education teachers on unpaid leave for flunking a separate English fluency test.
The gunman was identified by university Vice Provost Elizabeth Irvin as Robert Flores, a Gulf War veteran who was apparently flunking out of the nursing programme at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
After flunking Out, he ventured to New York City and worked on Wall Street for a year.