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eternal student

noun [C usually singular] uk   humorous us  
someone who tries to avoid getting a job for as long as possible by taking more educational courses
Translations of “eternal student”
in Chinese (Traditional) (爲逃避工作而儘量拖長學業的)永休生(職業學生)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (为逃避工作而尽量拖长学业的)永修生…
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