circular file


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circular file

[′sər·kyə·lər ′fīl]
(computer science)
An organized collection of records, generally with a high turnover, in which new records are inserted by replacing the oldest records.
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Afterward, you may be inspired to ditch the surveys in the circular file you bought on the way out of the store.
A renewal notice that is unclear about the terms you're offering or the expiration date of the current subscription will likely end up in the circular file.
Press releases that read like ads get tossed into the circular file.
You'll run the program on a release and get a number back: One meaning the New York Times will call immediately, 10 meaning even your mother would put it in the circular file.
Poor quality design, paper, writing, photography or art, typos and other faux pas will end your chances of being taken seriously faster than you can say circular file.