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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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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 classes

articulate and educated people considered as a social group given to the expression of liberal opinions about society and culture. derogatory
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The upgraded classes in series 2001-CB2, 2001-CB3, 2002-CB1, and 2002-CB3 benefit from failing loss triggers which have allowed the classes to continue to build CE as a percentage of the remaining pool balance, in some case growing to eight times the original enhancement level.
The classes placed on Rating Watch show deterioration in the relationship between CE and expected losses and affect approximately $488.
In AMSI series 2003-1, classes M3 and M4 (approximately $21.
As of the December 2006 distribution date, the CE levels for the downgraded classes have declined from 0.
Several classes from Series 2005-4 and 2005-5 were placed on Rating Watch Negative due to early trends in the relationship between serious delinquency and credit enhancement.
The CE levels for all the upgraded classes have at least doubled since closing.
The credit enhancement for the upgraded classes as of Dec.
NEW YORK -- Following a recently completed portfolio review of 753 outstanding Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loan transactions, Fitch Ratings has upgraded 55 classes and placed 19 classes on Rating Watch Positive.