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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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gut class

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.
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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 Tuesday classes thus took the form of seminar discussions.
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But by the sixth and seventh sessions, both undergraduate classes caught up, or at least began to rate the sessions similarly.
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Classes were held at a centrally located state-of-the-art community center that provided free childcare services.
* Migrating data to different classes of storage as requirements evolve, e.g., ILM.
When the counselor registered Tiffany for classes for the following year, she made certain to enroll her in AP classes where she would not be in the minority and receive some support from other students of color.
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By 1990, Escalante's math enrichment program involved over 400 students in classes ranging from beginning algebra to advanced calculus.