Definition of in-a-box in US English:


(also in-the-box)


  • Packaged simply, cheaply, and conveniently.

    ‘the Butler-in-a-Box is the gadget of your dreams’
    • ‘For alpaca owners and breeders who might feel that a retail store would offer them some additional earnings potential, AFCNA has developed an innovative service, the alpaca products station (informally called the ‘store in-a-box’).’
    • ‘A good Personalization Engine should include a set of tools to create subscription services and interfaces that provide ‘in-a-box’ capability.’