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agony aunt

Line breaks: agony aunt
(or agony uncle)

Definition of agony aunt in English:


British informal
A person who answers letters in an agony column.
Example sentences
  • Reading that letter to a tabloid agony uncle, you can almost hear the frantic beating of the writer's heart.
  • As well as her frequent TV appearances, she writes an agony aunt column in a broadsheet newspaper.
  • Once again, our resident agony aunt answers your questions on those embarrassing personal problems that can only be solved by having them published in the national press.

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