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dispatch box

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a case or box used to hold valuables or documents, esp official state documents
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.dispatch box - case consisting of an oblong container (usually having a lock) for carrying dispatches or other valuables
case - a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
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References in classic literature ?
Rawdon sat down in the study before the Baronet's table, set out with the orderly blue books and the letters, the neatly docketed bills and symmetrical pamphlets, the locked account-books, desks, and dispatch boxes, the Bible, the Quarterly Review, and the Court Guide, which all stood as if on parade awaiting the inspection of their chief.
At his first visit to the Dispatch Box he makes mincemeat of the leader of the opposition.
And he goes on to urge people to sign up for PS50-a-month "gold membership" status in exchange for "a signed copy of my latest dispatch box statement".
| Adam Price, Plaid Cymru leader: "At the dispatch box in this Chamber, as you've already alluded to, you've generally sustained, Amman Valley passion notwithstanding, a quiet dignity, if I may say, in your dealings with colleagues."
We are subject to crisis mismanagement from the Cabinet and 'post-Brexit' wishful thinking at the Dispatch Box.
In the book, Tony Blair tells of a Tory shouting at him that his flies were undone while he was at the dispatch box.
WE have been informed in the papers recently about the first Muslim female minister standing at the dispatch box. One has to ask, why is this newsworthy?
I don't know if May or Corbyn are rugby fans - but if they're still going to be facing each other across the dispatch box in future, a haka would certainly liven up PMQs
"I accept that the honorable member is an expert on screeching," responded David Mundell from the dispatch box without batting an eyelid.
"Services often do not reach the two Rugeley stations, leaving passengers stranded and resulting in overcrowding on subsequent services." Minister Paul Maynard noted dryly: "This is the third time my honourable friend has brought me to the Dispatch Box to discuss the Chase line."
Not one of the 40 Labour MPs questioned for the annual assessment of parliamentary impact found Mr Corbyn a strong presence at the dispatch box, while more than a third of them, 35%, spoke highly of Mrs May.
On Wednesday, George Osborne, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, rose at the dispatch box in the House of Commons at Westminster to deliver his government's annual budget.