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Containers for letters, documents and office equipment

cubbyhole

noun

one of a set of small boxes with open fronts on a desk or shelf, used for putting letters or papers in

desk tidy

noun

a container kept on top of a desk, used for holding pens and other small pieces of office equipment

file

noun

a box or container in which papers are kept together

in box

noun

an in tray

in tray

noun

a container on your desk where you keep documents and letters that are ready to be read or answered

out box

noun

an out tray

out tray

noun

a container on your desk where you keep letters or documents that are ready to be sent or put somewhere else

pigeonhole

noun

one of the sections of an open structure in a desk or on a wall where you can put papers, letters, messages etc

tray

noun

a flat open container with raised edges used for holding papers, documents etc

tube

noun

a large container shaped like a tube used for storing things like papers, maps, and pictures

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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