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circular file

A jocular term for a trashcan or waste basket, i.e., a receptacle for unwanted files. You have to make your application really stand out if you don't want it to end up in the employer's circular file.
See also: circular, file

circular file

and round file
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.
See also: circular, file
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The industry widely consumes this content in the form of print, live events, online learning and digital opportunities and more and includes: Waste360, WasteExpo, The Global Waste Management Symposium, The Healthcare Waste Conference, the Waste360 OnDemand Library, the Circular File and five other topical and timely e-newsletters.
The industry widely consumes this content in the form of live events, online learning and digital opportunities and more-and includes: Waste360, WasteExpo, The Global Waste Management Symposium, The Healthcare Waste Conference, The WasteExpo Investor Summit, Waste360 Online Education, the Circular File and other topical and timely e-newsletters.
The industry widely consumes this content in the form of print, live events, online learning and digital opportunities and more-and includes: Waste360, WasteExpo, The Global Waste Management Symposium, The Healthcare Waste Conference, The WasteExpo Investor Summit, Waste360 Online Education, the Circular File and other topical and timely e-newsletters.
These monstrous compilations end up in the in-box - or worse, the circular file - and are deleted from e-mail because no one has the time or the incentive to read them.
If you are like me, you ripped open the envelope, saw the words "privacy policy," and tossed the mailing into a desk drawer or maybe even the circular file.
Company president Craig Settles believes strategic business planning is the only thing that will prevent electronic business cards from becoming another ho-hum presentation device that ends up in the circular file.
Will anyone be surprised if many of these forms will be incomplete or wind up in the circular file of each house, apartment or mobile home to which they were sent?
And you could certainly reengineer your desk and rightsize those idiotic memos from HR to the circular file.