Dear John letter

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Dear John letter

n
informal a letter from someone (esp to a man) breaking off a love affair
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Wedding proposals are sent by text as are Dear John letters.
Budgets are being trimmed thinner than Kylie Minogue's waistline and Dear John letters are being drafted for those who'll be surplus to requirements There is a fear of the unknown for players desperately hanging on to dreams of the big time while they refuse to explore any of life's other opportunities.
Envelopes carry bills and junk mail and Dear John letters.
In 2006, the city began mailing Dear John letters to anyone arrested for soliciting a prostitute, as well as to the owner of the car used in the crime.
Doug said: "When I was in the army at that stage there were a lot of Dear John letters from the girlfriends.