second-drawer

adjective

Definition of second-drawer

: of a grade next to the top : less than primary or first-rate : inferior, mediocre preoccupied with money and with quick, second-drawer ways of making it— Budd Schulberg

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History and Etymology for second-drawer

from the phrase second drawer

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“Second-drawer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second-drawer. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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