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class (someone or something) with (someone or something)
To group someone or something with similar people or things. I studied hard, so don't class me with the kids who don't care. Please class these bedsheets with others that are the same size.
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slang An academic course that is not at all demanding or challenging. I padded out the semester with a few gut classes so I could take on some extra shifts at the restaurant. I thought Physics 101 would be a real challenge, but it turned out to be a bit of a gut class.
the chattering classes
Educated individuals known for frequently discussing and commenting on current events, such as politics, perhaps in the media. The term is often derogatory. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I wouldn't know what the chattering classes are on about—I pay no attention to all the talking heads.
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the chattering classesarticulate and educated people considered as a social group given to the expression of liberal opinions about society and culture. derogatory
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