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file something away (from something)

 and file something off ((of) something); file something off
to remove something from something else by filing. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The dentist filed the sharp point away from the tooth. The dentist filed away the sharp point from the tooth. The dentist filed the point off.
See also: away, file

file away

v.
1. To rub against something with or as if with a file until it is smooth or gone: I filed the rough skin away with a pumice stone. The foot doctor filed away my bone spurs.
2. To file some document or other material into the appropriate place: The secretary filed the legal documents away. The receptionist filed away the important memos.
See also: away, file
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And a tearful buh-bye to Sir Chuck, whose quips we've learned to file away for safe keeping.
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Lowry told the hearing the hand-written contract was kept in a personal file away from his other financial documents.
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NNA - "Future" Parliamentary bloc member, Ghazi Youssef, announced on Thursday that his bloc "supports a balanced rank and salary scale," calling to deal with the salary scale file away from mobilization and biddings.
I knew about this place, so I think we file away a lot of things and sometimes they kind of coalesce into a story if you're lucky.
Sort through them every day; file away what you need and discard what you don't need.