stop-out


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stop-out

(stŏp′-out′)
n.
A temporary withdrawal from college.
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The dirty stop-out's lover had threatened to reveal everything, so Bob gambles on his wifeto-be going through with the wedding anyway.
Of course I don't mean my use of the words dirty stop-out, but you can't argue that it suits the behaviour of some of the party-going Geordies during the festive season.
Native American students had the highest stop-out rate (59 percent) by the end of year 5, while Asian/Pacific Islanders had the lowest stop out rate (44 percent).
While the last bedraggled stop-outs are hobbling, barefoot, towards a taxi rank, the early-risers are waking their bleary bodies with a warm shower before heading out into the still dark morning.
With USB chargers, wifi, valuables storage - and stewards to ensure you don't sleep through your stop - it's aimed at stop-outs and tired shift workers.
Not so long ago, officials at Delaware State University (DSU)--the lone historically Black college in the state--responded to dropouts and stop-outs in an after-the-fact manner.
Just in front of his disastrous Bahrain-fade Hamilton had been posing and partying big time at the Paris Fashion Show - with a series of late-night stop-outs to perk his playboy reputation.
"Mum waited up for us and shouted from her bed: 'What time do you call this you dirty stop-outs!'" laughs Amanda.
Stop-outs are different from drop-outs in that they don't want to leave school.
It is not thought that the stop-outs were fined, and McLeish said they were 'remorseful'.
There's the dirty stop-outs who roll home at 8am on Christmas morning, fumble for their gifts through a hung-over haze then feel sick at the sight of a turkey with all the trimmings.
Gone are the halcyon days of the dirty stop-outs, when at the drop of a hat we'd apply the red paint to the town, the local pub and any stray cat that happened to be in the neighbourhood.