circular file

noun Facetious.
a wastebasket.

Origin:
1945–50

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Example sentences
If the opposing view is all doom and gloom apply it to the same circular file.
If you don't know what office provides the service, check the circular file on the reception desk.
So any report is likely to go right into the circular file.
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