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pass-fail (1)

verb; other word formation type euphamism
not put much effort into a class
 
I'm going to pass-fail the course, so those hours don't really count.
Etymology : Pass-fail has become a euphemism for not trying very hard in a class, since not much effort is required for the classes you mark as "pass-fail".
Source : January 2011 When upperclassmen said they were going to pass-fail a course, the term carried the two ideas of marking the class during registration and not working very hard.
Last modified: 28 November 2013


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