bread-and-butter letter
A short, hand-written communication to thank someone who has recently provided you with hospitality, usually dinner or an overnight visit.

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  • bread-and-butter letter — noun A letter of thanks for hospitality • • • Main Entry: ↑bread …   Useful english dictionary

  • bread-and-butter letter — {n.} A written acknowledgment of hospitality received. * /Jane wrote the Browns a bread and butter letter when she returned home from her visit to them./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bread-and-butter letter — {n.} A written acknowledgment of hospitality received. * /Jane wrote the Browns a bread and butter letter when she returned home from her visit to them./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bread-and-butter\ letter — noun A written acknowledgment of hospitality received. Jane wrote the Browns a bread and butter letter when she returned home from her visit to them …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bread-and-butter letter —  Letter of thanks to host/hostess after entertainment …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bread and butter letter — n. thank you letter, thank you note thanking a person for their hospitality …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bread-and-butter letter — noun a letter expressing thanks for hospitality …   English new terms dictionary

  • bread-and-butter letter — /ˌbrɛd ən ˈbʌtə lɛtə/ (say .bred uhn butuh letuh) noun a letter written out of a sense of obligation for some favour received, as from a guest to a host …   Australian English dictionary

  • bread-and-butter — bread and but•ter [[t]ˈbrɛd nˈbʌt ər[/t]] adj. 1) providing a livelihood or reliable income: the agency s bread and butter accounts[/ex] 2) of or pertaining to the basic needs of life 3) basic or everyday; staple; routine 4) expressing thanks for …   From formal English to slang

  • bread-and-butter — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: bread and butter 1. now chiefly Britain : adolescent : marked by the weakness, naïveté, or forcelessness of a juvenile : schoolgirlish 2. a …   Useful english dictionary

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