If Grutter is given more teeth, many affirmative-action programs around the country could flunk constitutional scrutiny.
The school is known in wealthy circles as “Dumb White Kids Getting High Together,” but Hilton actually managed to flunk out.
Did President Obama flunk Con Law at his news conference Monday?
It was a part of her philosophy, however, never to flunk flat; she always crawled.
"But you can live, even if you should flunk math," Patty continued reassuringly.
I passed everything with the utmost ease—I know the secret now, and am never going 134 to flunk again.
But you're dropped if you flunk eight hours; you told me so yourself.
You could flunk every advanced student you had with that one.
I dont want to flunk in my exams, and I guess you dont, either of you.
You a man, and not stan by your colour, and flunk under to mean white ways!
1823, American English college slang, original meaning "to back out, give up, fail," traditionally said to be an alteration of British university slang funk "to be frightened, shrink from" (see funk (n.1)). Related: Flunked; flunking.
: I've got three passes and two flunks
[1823+ College; origin unknown; perhaps a blend of fail with funk, perhaps echoic of a dull collapse]