circular file


Examples of circular file in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lose either of those, and the College Football Playoff committee would have found a place for Alabama’s résumé in its circular file even before the first snap of the always-important Iron Bowl was played. Mike Rodak |, al, 31 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of circular file was in 1967

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“Circular file.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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