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file 13

A wastepaper basket. We don't need those reports anyway—you can put them in file 13.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

file thirteen

n. the wastebasket. (see also circular file.) I’m afraid that the papers you want went into file thirteen two days ago.
See also: file, thirteen
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Thirteen Group's homes at The Rise have been very popular, with the first phase sold out and the new phase of apartments selling well.
SWABI, May 17, 2011 (Balochistan Times): At least six persons were killed and thirteen injured when an ambulance and a speedy passenger bus ran into each other near Pershair Dhairi at Jahangira road here on Monday.
As specific as a birth announcement, it was the first thing you read on the back of the small poster that served as the invitation to an exhibition: "The Kurimanzutto Gallery was founded on August 21, 1999, in Mexico City, by Monica Manzutto, Jose Kuri, and Gabriel Orozco with thirteen artists to collaborate and represent their work: Minerva Cuevas, Eduardo Abaroa, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Damian Ortega, Philippe Hernandez, Gabriel Kuri, Sofia Taboas, Jonathan Hernandez, Fernando Ortega, Alejandro Carrasco, Luis Felipe Ortega, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Daniel Guzman."
Euro-angst rears its ubiquitous head in Thirteen Gestures of a Body: A baker's dozen of dancers in men's suits (even the women) burst, backlit, through a row of doors upstage, then do a cascading canon of slipping their jackets off, hanging them on the backs of thirteen chairs, and yanking them on again.
Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston said the "ambitious" housing plans will see Thirteen and North Star housing build new properties.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, January 20, 2011 (Frontier Star): Thirteen students of Wana Cadet College have returned to hostel after disappearing mysteriously.
MOHMAND AGENCY, December 04, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Atleast six persons died and thirteen others seriously injured when a vehicle carrying marriage party collided with a landmine in Mohmand Agency on Friday.
But it's also a sequence of quite extraordinary images: thirteen tableaux in which actors, props, lighting, and sound play equally important roles.
"Of course, we're doing the piano bit," says Stroman, referring to the moment when Josh (Daniel Jenkins), who looks like an adult but is really only thirteen, taps out a simple tune by jumping on the keys of a giant keyboard.
Stockton Councilcarried out a long review into social housing giant Thirteen last year after the firm was reorganised and then pulled out of a long-standing joint letting scheme.
Thirteen Group is one of the region's largest landlords, with a range of shared ownership and rented accommodation throughout the North East.
With fourteen productions each, Giselle and A Midsummer Night's Dream are tied for fourth place; Swan Lake turns up in fifth, with thirteen productions.
Thirteen Most Wanted, 1992, the title of this work, is a reference both to Head's concern with the manufacturing of desire and to Andy Warhol's similarly titled Thirteen Most Wanted Men, 1964.