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special delivery

1. A postal service by which letters or packages are delivered outside of the scheduled mail delivery times for an extra fee. I sent that parcel by special delivery so that you would get it in time for your birthday.
2. A phrase said humorously when giving something to someone, especially if the item is unappealing. A: "Special delivery: here's the report you need to work on!" B: "Gee, thanks."
See also: delivery, special
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In addition, with Ross SCM, shipped orders reflect true customer demand, saving Guida's more than $4,000 a month by eliminating the need for special deliveries based on inaccurate forecasting.
Design company boss Richard Carter said some staff refused to do paperwork for special deliveries if they were brought in after 5pm, although offices did not shut until 5.
com and UPS will continue to surprise customers with these special deliveries until July 16, so you might see us on your doorstep.
Among the celebrities scheduled to make special deliveries are actor Harrison Ford who may deliver the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" DVD, Grammy-award winning musician Moby hand-delivering his recently released CD "Hotel," and Jason Alexander with a "Seinfeld" DVD.
The new services will be provided by Special Deliveries, the maternal child division of New York Health Care.
The new services will be provided through NYHC's Special Deliveries Division and include newly offered home uterine monitoring and terbutaline pump therapy.
The new contract expands our commitment to our Special Deliveries Division and will include more professional nursing visits.
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