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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsecond-rateˌsecond-ˈrate adjective [usually before noun]  BAD ATnot of the very best standard or qualityfirst-rate a second-rate artist
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second-rateA second-rate actor, she thought.a second-rate authorWe continue to be second-rate citizens-no, third-rate, since our sons come be-fore us.This time they are peddling water-filters, but the product is a second-rate consideration.
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