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second class

1. (Describing) travel seating and accommodation that is considered slightly inferior to the highest level (first class). Hyphenated if used before a noun. I always fly second class because it saves a huge amount of money. Even though I booked for first class, they only had second-class seats available.
2. Deemed to be less important or deserving of fair treatment than others. inferior to the highest level (first class). Hyphenated if used before a noun. We live in this neighborhood, too, and we should be allowed to voice our opinions, instead of being treated like second-class citizens! Voters from the region are urging leaders not to treat them like they are second class any longer.
See also: class, second
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

second class

1. Inferior; see second best.
2. Travel accommodations ranking below the highest or first class, as in Traveling second class on European trains is not only cheaper but gives you more contact with local people . [c. 1840]
3. In the United States and Canada, a category of mail consisting of periodicals and newspapers. [c. 1870]
4. second-class citizen. An individual regarded or treated as inferior to others in status or rights, an underprivileged person. For example, In many countries women still are considered second-class citizens. This term uses second class in the sense of "inferior." [c. 1940]
See also: class, second
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Sending a large letter will increase by 2p to 95p for first class and by 1p to 74p for second class.
First and Second Class stamp prices will increase to GBPo.63 and GBP0.54, respectively.
The first class stamp features children posting cards, buying a Christmas tree is depicted on the second class, while the three airmail stamps show a snowman, carol singers and ice skaters.
First class stamps will stay at 60p, while the cost of sending second class letters will stay at 50p for the rest of the year.
The thickness of cushions in first-class coaches, including the backrest, is four inches and there are no full backrests in second class coaches.
Officials are predicting a 15 per cent fall in second class letters and 12 per cent drop in first class post.
Ofcom said the "safeguard cap" on second class letters should be extended to large letters and small parcels up to 2kg to further protect vulnerable consumers and small businesses.
First and second class stamp prices will increase by 14p from next month to record highs of 60p and 50p, the Royal Mail has announced, following a decision by regulator Ofcom to give the company freedom to set its own prices.
ROYAL Mail narrowly missed its First Class stamped mail target in the months leading up to Christmas but Second Class mail hit its quality target.
ROYAL Mail was yesterday accused of cheating clients after a memo showed first and second class post sent on a Saturday is delivered at the same time.
Heidelberg, Germany) first present the classical treatment in chapters that address the local (gauge) symmetry systems as singular Lagrangian systems, the classical Hamiltonian formulation based on the work of Dirac, the symplectic approach for handling singular systems, second class systems where quantization poses some problems resolvable by gauge theory, and the Hamilton-Jacoby formulation of the classical dynamics of constrained systems.
The first class consists of the relations which are ready-made for the person, while the second class is created, established, or developed by the person himself/herself.
We found that in 35 per cent of cases a card sent 30p second class arrived in the same time or less than one posted first class.
UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, DEBT owed by an S corporation to one or more shareholders will be a second class of stock.