Definition of “in tray” - English Dictionary

“in tray” in British English

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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)