a poison-pen letter

a poison-pen letter

a letter that has no signature and says unpleasant things about the person it is sent to After he was convicted, his family received a number of poison-pen letters.
See also: letter
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Indeed, simply keeping her pretty head above water proves somewhat of a trial for Kelly's character after she becomes one of the prime suspects in a poison-pen letter mystery sweeping the sleepy village of Lymstock.
GERAINT JONES added a compelling new chapter to the Canterbury Tales when he revealed a poison-pen letter spurred him towards Ashes glory.
The Question of Sport host was sent a poison-pen letter warning she would be stalked and killed like colleague Jill Dando.
A rather subdued Hayley was shocked to find a poison-pen letter through her door telling her that as a Brummie she should leave Ambridge and go back to Birmingham.
Franziska Muller, a member of the Kunsthaus's exhibition committee, wrote a poison-pen letter about the search, then sent it to local collectors, cultural types, and journalists.
YORKSHIRE have leapt to the defence of Darren Gough after the England hero received a poison-pen letter accusing him of putting country before club.