put (someone) in a pigeonhole

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Definition of put (someone) in a pigeonhole 

: to unfairly think of or describe (someone or something) as belonging to a particular group, having only a particular skill, etc. He's a talented actor who doesn't want to be put in a pigeonhole.

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