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Origin of flunkout
Words nearby flunkout
Idioms and Phrases with flunkout
Expel or be expelled from a school because one's work does not meet the required standard. For example, He flunked out of Harvard after just one year. [Slang; early 1800s]
Fail at anything, as in The camera ran out of film so we flunked out as photographers. [Slang; late 1800s]