put (someone) in a pigeonhole

idiom

: 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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“Put (someone) in a pigeonhole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28someone%29%20in%20a%20pigeonhole. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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