put on file


put on file
   rejected for employment
   An excuse by a prospective employer where he fears there might be a claim for unlawful discrimination if the candidate were rejected outright or given the true reason for rejection:
    Photos are demanded — if you're ugly you are 'put on file'. {Sunday Telegraph, 14 January 1996: the applicants wished to be employed as showgirls)

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