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What does ‘a grade-hog’ mean?

This is related to the following sense of "hog" from M-W 3 a: a selfish, gluttonous, or filthy person b: one that uses something to excess old cars that are gas hogs So it means someone ...
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What does ‘a grade-hog’ mean?

It's similar in meaning to a grade grubber. The Urban Dictionary show the top result for grade grubber as: Someone who feels the need to have a better score than anyone else in the known (and perhaps ...
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What does ‘a grade-hog’ mean?

A 'grade-hog' is someone who achieves a marking score that is so high that it prevents the tutor from artificially inflating other student's grades to match a normal distribution. The theory is that ...
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What is a word that describes when someone requires a certain quality of another person in order for them to be a possible dating option?

Maybe OP had in mind sine qua non, thinking, perhaps, that it was slang. I suppose at one point it was a kind of slang — philosopher-argot. I can't date a woman who plays the xylophone. Not playing ...
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What is a word that describes when someone requires a certain quality of another person in order for them to be a possible dating option?

Another possibility for something you require of a partner is adjective non-negotiable, noun non-negotiable(s). They mean not open to discussion or reconsideration, or a thing which is not open to ...
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What is a word that describes when someone requires a certain quality of another person in order for them to be a possible dating option?

Thank you [@Dan Bron] for the past hour I've been trying to remember the word deal breaker with 3 of my coworkers and we just couldn't remember the word. Merriam-Webster a reason for rejecting ...
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