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Definition of Second-Rate

Second-Rate

  1. Of the second size, rank, quality, or value; as, a second-rate ship; second-rate cloth; a second-rate champion.

Second-Rate Quotations

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
Abraham Maslow

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
A. A. Milne

A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.
Cyril Connolly

As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you're going to be a second-rate artist.
Margaret Atwood
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Second-Rate Translations

second-rate in German is zweitklassig
second-rate in Swedish is sekunda