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in tray

noun
 
 
UK
[C] ( also inbox, also US in basket) WORKPLACE a container where letters and other documents are put when they arrive in a person's office, and kept until the person has time to deal with them: The department was understaffed, and my in tray was overflowing. →  Compare filing tray , out tray
[S] an amount of work needing to be done: The new chief executive faces a full in tray at the company when he takes charge next week.
(Definition of in tray from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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