drop out : Idioms in English

drop out

when someone unofficially leaves school prior to graduation.
Usage:
There are enough examples in our society where school drop outs have made it big in life.

drop out Meaning(s)

  • (v) give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
  • (v) withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values
  • (v) leave school or an educational program prematurely

drop out in News

  • Undocumented students to demonstrate in Raleigh

    Thirty teens from the Charlotte area will travel to Raleigh to get lawmakers' attention. They said many undocumented students drop out after high school because they can't afford to pay out-of-state tuition which is an additional $20,000. "To me, it's very personal, because I could have gone to school in fall of 2009, but I couldn't," said student Elver Varrios. Varrios came to the United States ...
    on June 19, 2013 Source: WSOC-TV Charlotte

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