Значение идиомы second class

[second class] {n.} 1. The second best or highest group; the classnext after the first.

Joe was good enough in arithmetic to be putin the second class but was not good enough for the first.

Compare:FIRST CLASS. 2. The place or quarters, especially on a ship, train, orairplane which people travel who pay the next to the highest fare.

Aunt May bought a ticket to travel in the second class on the boattrip.

Compare: FIRST CLASS, THIRD CLASS. 3. A class of mail thatincludes magazines and newspapers published at least four times a yearand costs less for mailing than first class mail. Compare: FIRSTCLASS.