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in traynoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn ˌtreɪ/ us   /ˈɪn ˌtreɪ/ UK US inbox
a flat, open container where letters and other documents are put when they arrive in a person's office and where they are kept until the person has time to deal with them: Just put it in my in tray and I'll look at it later.
(Definition of in tray from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"in tray" in Business English

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in traynoun

uk   us   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.
[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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