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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
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