- n. A container in which all the papers to be dealt with are put.
- n. computing an electronic folder serving the same purpose.
- n. figuratively The aggregate of items that demand one's attention or effort.
- v. To put in (someone's) in-box.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a wood or metal receptacle placed on a desk to hold incoming material requiring attention, especially documents.
- in + box (Wiktionary)
“One client always referred to her in-box as the “Hell Hole.””
“Email flooded into my in-box, and there was much online discussion.”
“However, it becomes nearly impossible to pursue long-term goals when you are guided solely by the most recent e-mail in your in-box or call from a client.”
“Thank you very much for the information which arrived in my in-box yesterday afternoon, and I read today.”
“Sign up for the Moment of Happiness and each weekday morning, you'll get a happiness quotation in your e-mail in-box.”
“If you are a subscriber, #46 should be in your in-box.”
“I open my in-box and see “Digital Manga Publishing acquires classic shojo title:”.”
“This was the not-so-New-Yearsy message on an e-card that appeared in my in-box on the same day as a moving personal reflection on the death of Christopher Hitchens.”
“I look up briefly from my studies to note an e-mail in my in-box from Americans United for Life, which is urging people to write or call their congressmen today.”
“I awoke to Duotrope's Weekly Wire in my in-box this morning.”
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