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have (something) on file

To have something available for reference through storage in a physical or digital file system. You must keep all bank records on file for a minimum of five years. Yes, I have your number on file in case we need to get in touch with you again.
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have something on file

to have a written record of something in storage. I'm sure I have your letter on file. I'll checkagain. We have your application on file somewhere.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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