Meaning of “eternal student” in the English Dictionary

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"eternal student" in British English

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eternal studentnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ɪˌtɜː.nəl ˈstjuː.dənt/ us /ɪˌtɝː.nəl ˈstuː.dənt/ humorous

someone who tries to avoid getting a job for as long as possible by taking more educational courses

(Definition of “eternal student” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)