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What is another word for can't make the grade?

221 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ kˈɑːnt mˌe͡ɪk ðə ɡɹˈe͡ɪd], [ kˈɑːnt mˌe‍ɪk ðə ɡɹˈe‍ɪd], [ k_ˈɑː_n_t m_ˌeɪ_k ð_ə ɡ_ɹ_ˈeɪ_d]

Synonyms for Can't make the grade:

How to use "Can't make the grade" in context?

Can't make the grade is the feeling of not being good enough. To many people, this phrase evokes images of children trying their hardest but not succeeding. In reality, this feeling can be felt by anybody at any stage of their life. Can't Make the Grade can be caused by many different factors, including lack of effort, ambition, or skills. Some people may feel as if they are not good enough no matter what they do. However, there are things that someone can do to try and combat this feeling and improve their chances of being successful.

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