circular file

noun Facetious.
a wastebasket.

1945–50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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circular file definition

and round file
  1. n.
    a wastebasket. (See also file thirteen.) : Most of the junk mail sits here until I can put it into the circular file. , Oh, that letter? It went straight to the round file.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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