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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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Dogan, "A circularly polarized omnidirectional low loss Ka-band slot antenna", IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation Society, Chicago, USA, 2012, pp.
However, in such a design by simply combining two circularly polarized slot antennas, there are as many as 10 parameters that need adjusting, such as [R.
Elsherbeni, "A dual band circularly polarized ring antenna based on composite right and left handed metamaterials," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol.
Shen, "Effect of a finite ground plane on circularly polarized microstrip antennas," IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Vol.
The antenna is S-band right-hand circularly polarized microstrip antenna.
Effects of exposure to a circularly polarized 50-Hz magnetic field on plasma and pineal melatonin levels in rats.
Linear polarization consists of 50% left circularly polarized radiation and 50% right circularly polarized radiation, and on the fundamental level, it is thought that the photon is circularly polarized, i.
In this technology circularly polarized (CP) has been suggested more than liner polarized (LP) antenna [5].
From the observation of the afterglow of GRB 121024A it turns out that the light is not only linearly polarized-it propagates in one plane-but also circularly polarized-it propagates around an axis and follows a path like a corkscrew.
When a y-polarized EM wave is incident on the proposed sample, it is found that relatively pure circularly polarized wave can be obtained in transmission at four resonance frequencies.
Circularly polarized (CP) antennas [1-35] have been receiving much attention for the applications on wireless communications because they are not only able to overcome the multipath fading problem but also provide better mobility and weather penetration than linearly polarized antennas (LP).
To radiate the circularly polarized wave, there are always two methods.
Among specific topics are the transmission line model, electrical equivalent circuit of a printed antenna, circularly polarized antennas, and reconfigurable antennas.
Using a 90[degrees] hybrid (not supplied), the antenna can transmit or receive circularly polarized waves.
Researchers now show that mantis shrimp--which actually look more like small lobsters--can tell when light is circularly, rather than linearly, polarized.