file in(to something or some place)

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file in(to something or some place)

To move or process into a place or thing in a line. After being scolded, the kids filed silently into their classroom. Quick, file in before the show starts!
See also: file, something
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file in(to) (something)

[for a line of people] to move into something or some place. The people filed into the hall quietly. Everyone filed in quietly.
See also: file
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
At first I couldn't make out the purpose of this mighty pile of rock, unless it were intended as a rough and picturesque background for the scenes which were enacted in the arena before it, but presently, after the wooden benches had been pretty well filled by slaves and Sagoths, I discovered the purpose of the bowlders, for then the Mahars began to file into the enclosure.
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