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round file

noun Unabridged
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  • My guess is that a brochure with this kind of message is destined for the old round file.
  • Some books deserve only the dignity of the big round file.
  • Smooth the edges of the hole with a round file or sandpaper wrapped around a pencil.
  • If the pipe does not slide easily in the holes, use a round file to enlarge the holes.
British Dictionary definitions for round file

round file

a wastepaper basket
(transitive) to throw into a wastepaper basket; discard; reject
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