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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1 when PhilSports is, to put it properly, Re-launched or dug up from the circular file.
"The nature of bureaucracy is you get these mailings with 57 pages that go out every two weeks and they go straight to the circular file," says Jura Scharf, executive director of the Chicago Asthma Consortium.
If you are like me, you ripped open the envelope, saw the words "privacy policy," and tossed the mailing into a desk drawer or maybe even the circular file. If you are like me, you didn't realize that the mail was required by law.
Those thinking outside the box end up in the circular file.
Company president Craig Settles believes strategic business planning is the only thing that will prevent electronic business cards from becoming another ho-hum presentation device that ends up in the circular file. It is for this reason that Successful.com has a threefold objective.
And you could certainly reengineer your desk and rightsize those idiotic memos from HR to the circular file.
Afterward, you may be inspired to ditch the surveys in the circular file you bought on the way out of the store.
These monstrous compilations end up in the in-box - or worse, the circular file - and are deleted from e-mail because no one has the time or the incentive to read them.