Did President Obama flunk Con Law at his news conference Monday?
The school is known in wealthy circles as “Dumb White Kids Getting High Together,” but Hilton actually managed to flunk out.
If Grutter is given more teeth, many affirmative-action programs around the country could flunk constitutional scrutiny.
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]