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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.
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circular firing squad

A group, usually a political party, that is allied against a common enemy or opponent but whose internal disagreements and attacks end up doing more damage to each other than to their target. The lead up to the presidential nomination saw the party devolve into a circular firing squad, as each candidate's vociferous bid to unseat the incumbent president ended up creating huge divisions and disarray within the party itself.
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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.
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Table I: Results showing mean reported circularity for all particles and number of particles in described regions.
In response, it has to be noted that the difficulties ostensibly raised by the circularity argument are by no means unique to legal polycentrism.
As with the geometric method of calculation, the stacked cylinder method assumes circularity in vessel form (Figure 3a).
With uncanny circularity, the ideas for these hearings usually come right from the newspapers which cover them, and generally they are hurrumphing, headline-generating productions that have little to do with discovering why programs aren't working.
In the account by Salifos-Rothschild (1976), we see a circularity of reasoning whereby the same construct (i.
2) On one level, then, The World is Round portrays Rose's struggle with circularity in the world around her; on another level, it dramatizes her struggle to define herself within the treacherously slippery medium of language itself.
There is a certain circularity about this argument: If women cannot achieve feminist consciousness until they organize for feminist causes, how do they have the consciousness to do the organizing?
In the manual group, only 77 percent circularity was achieved, with a larger spread in results;2
The unique event's focus on upstream solutions include the theme "Designing for Circularity, and Opportunities in Action That Now Need Scale.
Resource is here to shake up current thinking and be the enabler for manufacturers looking to take this leap towards circularity.
This paper develops an account of petitio principii (the fallacy sometimes also called "vicious circularity" or "begging the question") which has two crucial features: it employs the notion of doxastic justification, and it takes circularity to be relative to an evidential state.
This causes their stellar orbits to constantly change their eccentricity - their degree of circularity.
Quine's indifference to the circularity charge stems from the collapse of such a language-theory distinction.