from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A desktop organizer; in-box, in-basket.
- n. The amount of new work yet to be done.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a wood or metal receptacle placed on a desk to hold incoming material requiring attention, especially documents.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wood or metal receptacle placed on your desk to hold your incoming material
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One day in 1977, a 624-page document landed in Toulinet's in-tray for study.
My Sergeant is off work for a few weeks and I have been looking after his in-tray.
And one more item for his in-tray, this time a bit closer to home.
If there were even a semblance of independence on the FA board, it would never have permitted one of the most important items in its in-tray to be kicked into the long grass.
On their first days in charge, many GP consortiums may also be presented with controversial reconfiguration plans to decide upon, a more than challenging in-tray even for the most enthusiastic.
Yes, they say, when Tony Blair arrived at No 10 in 1997 he found that long-desired knighthood for Sir Paul in his in-tray, recommended by the media sub-section of the honours committee.
Italy's prime minister-designate, Mario Monti, has boiled his daunting in-tray down to three aims: fix the country's public finances, restart economic growth, and make Italy more equitable.
From keeping his top stars to signing some new ones and dealing with boardroom uncertainties, the new Liverpool manager has plenty in his in-tray
His in-tray includes handling a growing influx of egos and millionaires, transforming the culture of a club that last won the title 42 years ago and working for employers who do not tolerate failure.
After my recent cornucopia of April reading (here, and some more here), I was a bit nervous yesterday when three Booksellers and a Publishers 'Weekly appeared in the in-tray.