动词短语to file away的意思是把同类文件存档。
- All my letters are filed away in a big cabinet in my office.
- On Friday mornings I pay the bills and invoices from the past week, then I file them away.
值得注意的是，还有一个有趣的俚语表达就是the circular file。你知道当我们把某物放进circular file后，这样东西去哪儿了吗？答案就是废纸篓。
- A: What happened to those printouts?
B: Oh, they went in the circular file, sorry. I didn‘t think you needed them.