file past (someone or something)

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file past (someone or something)

To move past someone or something in a line. Once all of the third-graders filed past, the fourth-graders followed them out of the church. The bridal party filed past the applauding guests.
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file past (someone or something)

[for a line or procession] to move past someone or something. The people filed past the coffin, looking sadly at the still figure inside. As they filed past, some wept openly.
See also: file, past
References in classic literature ?
They filed past him one by one and answered his questions.
Dressed in a blue shirt, grey slacks and brown shoes, Robert Long, 38, stared straight ahead as some of the 40-plus prospective jurors filed past him at Brisbane Supreme Court.