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English definition of “eternal student”

eternal student

noun [C usually singular]     humorous
someone who tries to avoid getting a job for as long as possible by taking more educational coursesStudents and pupils
(Definition of eternal student noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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