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English definition of “pigeonhole”

pigeonhole

verb [T]     /ˈpɪdʒ.ən.həʊl/ US  /-hoʊl/
usually disapproving to have an often unfair idea of what type someone or something is: He is a film producer who can't be conveniently pigeonholed.Classifying and creating order to put something away or leave it until a later time : Consultants found the experience frustrating - their reports were only partly implemented , or, worse still, just pigeonholed.Delaying and wasting time
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