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Noun
Each of a set of small open-fronted compartments in a workplace or other organization where letters or messages may be left for individuals
“Her towering friend abruptly became more animated, seeing Maria entering the room and strolling over to her pigeonhole where an abundance of documents were stacked.”
Noun
A category, typically an overly restrictive one, to which someone or something is assigned
“The half-hour quiz show was a chance for Jane to escape her pigeonhole as that Yorkshire lass who sings ballads.”
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A desktop organizer
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A particular level of rank, quality, proficiency, or value
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A small, simple, single-storey house or shelter
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System of order, placement for ease of use
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The action of choosing someone to hold an office or post
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A system of ordering society based on perceived social or economic status
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Put aside for future consideration
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“Pete pigeonholed his anxiety. There was nothing to be done now except hurry, and they were never invincible in the first place.”
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Assign to a particular category, typically an overly restrictive one
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“They will probably pigeonhole us just the same.”
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Put in place, order
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To describe within a narrative
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To cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck
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