1. n. working hard at one’s studies in hopes of a high grade.□ If all you’re here for is grade-grubbing, you’re going to miss a lot.□ Get a hobby. All grade-grubbing in college is no good.2. n. flattering a teacher in hopes of a higher grade.□ Some teachers don’t mind a lot of grade-grubbing.□ So you’ve come in to do some grade-grubbing.3. mod. having to do with students who are only concerned with getting high grades.□ Grade-grubbing college kids are driving me crazy. D Two grade-grubbing seniors came in and begged me to change their grades.
Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.
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