A：What's wrong with John? He seems to he very depressed these days.
B: He got the wooden spoon for failing to pass the final exam.
A: He deserves it.
get the wooden spoon
exp. Be criticized. （受到批评）
e.g. He got the wooden spoon for his delay in dealing with the matter.
e.g. He got the wooden spoon for shifting away from the study plan.
e.g. He got the wooden spoon because of neglect of duty.
fail to pass the exam：没有通过考试，考试没有及格
pass the exam：通过考试，考试及格