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Definition of red box in English:


A box, typically covered with red leather, used by a Minister of State to hold official documents.
Example sentences
  • They may soon have an extra piece of paper to sign, in addition to those found in their Ministerial red boxes.
  • ‘He cracked open the ministerial red box,’ an aide said.
  • However he wasn't holding his Ministerial red box and was wearing a hat, which made him look like an ordinary member of the public.
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