“The [high school] drop-out rate was 80 percent [among Latinos] and the college-going rate was four percent,” Castro says.
OK, but I see fantasy as a Timothy Leary drop-out that Lipsyte should be proud of—the ultimate undermining of SportsWorld.
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They are also sometimes known as “drop-out factories:” schools where more than half of the freshman class never graduates.
My drop-out would be made to look as if I had jumped the job, and Dunton would appoint a new man.
From the drop-out from the twenty-five line Barry got the ball, and punted into touch.
Any drop-out, as for the second semester, means either during or at the end of that semester.
Yet he did get away; made his drop-out so neatly that none of the rushers got to the doors soon enough to catch a sight of him?
Old English dropa "a drop of liquid," from Proto-Germanic *drupon (cf. Old Saxon dropo, Old Norse dropi, Dutch drop, Old High German tropfo, German Tropfen (n.)), from PIE *dhreu-.
Meaning "an act of dropping" is from 1630s; of immaterial things (prices, temperatures, etc.) from mid-19c. Meaning "lozenge, hard candy" is 1723. Meaning "secret place where things can be left illicitly and picked up later" is from 1931.
Drop in the bucket (late 14c.) is from Isa. ix:15 [KJV]. At the drop of a hat "suddenly" is from 1854; drop-in "casual visit" is 1819; drop-kick is 1857. To get the drop on someone originally was Old West gunslinger slang (1869).
Old English dropian "to fall in drops" (see drop (n.)). Meaning "to fall vertically" is late 14c. Transitive sense "allow to fall" is mid-14c. Related: Dropped; dropping. Exclamation drop dead is from 1934; as an adjective meaning "stunning, excellent" it is first recorded 1970.
The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
A volume of liquid equal to 1/76 of a teaspoon and regarded as a unit of dosage for medication.
A small globular piece of candy, usually readily dissolved in the mouth.
A person who withdraws; voluntary self-excluder, esp from school or college (1920s+)