circular file


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circular file

n. Slang
A wastebasket.

cir′cular file′


n.
a wastebasket.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.circular file - a container with an open topcircular file - a container with an open top; for discarded paper and other rubbish
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
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But his term was cut short and all his successors simply put the two concepts back into the circular file where it gathered dust until Chair Ramirez asked me to talk about our experience in crafting the eight-volume Master Plan and the concept of PhilSports.
This is best evidenced by her activity in the artists' collective Circular File, which includes spa-oriented performances and a segment for a 2009 Performa-commissioned television series, Circular File Channel, that commingles young artists with plotlines more appropriate for a crime drama than for today's gallery-laden Lower East Side.
However, having worked in the corporate world for many years, I can say that most expensive brochures end up in the circular file (aka the trash can).
It's long past time to throw the sucker into the circular file and write a new one people can understand.
As does the fact there's now a quar-r ter-final round, which means the top two teams in each group go through and defeat in the first game doesn't necessarily consign the rest of the event to the circular file.