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drill and kill

drill and kill
 n.— «Instead of a traditional worksheet of problems, known in teacherese as “drill and kill,” they were playing a game of dominoes, and learning at the same time.» —“Math all fun and games with new program” by Kathleen D. Bailey in Raymond Rockingham News (N.H.) Dec. 23, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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