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Available for reference through storage in a physical or digital file system. Please keep all bank records on file for a minimum of five years. I'll keep your number on file in case we need to get in touch with you again.
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In or as if in a record for easy reference. For example, There's no job open right now, but we'll keep your résumé on file. The use of file in the sense of "a collection of papers stored for ready reference" dates from the early 1600s.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
In or as if in a file for easy reference: We will keep your résumé on file.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.