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    pigeonhole

    hi, I came across these definitions for 'pigeonhole' and I'm not sure I understand them. Could you please help me of its use in sentences and explain it?

    2 disapproving used to say that someone or something is being unfairly thought of or described as belonging to a particular group, having only a particular skill, etc.

    : a neat category which usually fails to reflect actual complexities

    Thank you

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    Re: pigeonhole

    Some who use this forum my well pigeonhole 5jj as an obsessive writer on grammar. This is too simplistic. He is also a well-known (to at least five members) writer of third-rate limericks and couplets, and a collector of unmemorable quotes from films.

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    Re: pigeonhole

    Does this http://www.occupationalasthma.com/im...igeon_loft.jpg give you a clue about the derivation?

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