Definition of 'pigeonhole'
Example sentences containing 'pigeonhole'
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Her need to control, to be in charge of every situation, to pigeonhole, is pathological -- always has been. SEA MUSIC (2003)There was a message waiting for me in the hotel pigeonhole. THE GWEN JOHN SCULPTURE (2003)In her pigeonhole a batch of envelopes was waiting for her from the afternoon's post. THE WHITE DOVE (2003)
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Used Rarely. pigeonhole is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'pigeonhole'
British English: pigeonhole NOUN
A pigeon-hole is one of the sections in a frame on a wall where letters and messages can be left for someone.
British English: pigeonhole VERB
To pigeon-hole someone or something means to decide that they belong to a particular class or category, often without considering all their qualities or characteristics.
He felt they had pigeonholed him.
Definition of pigeonhole from the Collins English Dictionary
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