Definition of put (someone) in a pigeonhole
- He's a talented actor who doesn't want to be put in a pigeonhole.
: to place in a specified position or relationship : lay
: to move in a specified direction
: to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust
: a throw made with an overhand pushing motion
: an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d
: being in place : fixed, set
: some person : somebody
: a hole or small recess for pigeons to nest
: a small open compartment (as in a desk or cabinet) for keeping letters or documents
: a neat category which usually fails to reflect actual complexities
: to place in or as if in the pigeonhole of a desk
: to lay aside : shelve
: to assign to an often restrictive category : classify
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