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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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The special delivery charge will be refunded in this instance.
No longer sponsored by the Royal Mail, Postman Pat Special Delivery Service saw Pat promoted to head of the special delivery service.
While companion Jess the cat remains by his side the Special Delivery Service saw his family extended with the introduction of Pat's wife, Sara, and son Julian, six.
The Special Delivery Service (Postman Pat) Pat's basic run of the mill uniform has changed very little in 25 years, and it serves him pretty well for standard 1st and 2nd class mail, but every now and again Pat is called on to deliver a prestigious SPECIAL DELIVERY parcel.
Called A Very Royal Mission, the show sees Pat promoted to Head of the Special Delivery Service.
Emirates SkyCargo recently undertook the special delivery of 255 wild animals from their grazing grounds at a Namibian game park to a second home in Kano, Nigeria.
But we also try to offer a choice to the customer and if they want to have a service which guarantees the next day delivery, then they can choose the Special Delivery service.
Participating agencies in the program, including a McDonald's restaurant in Agoura Hills, helped coordinate the special delivery to the Eagles' varsity team.
Mr Heron said: "The addressee obtained details of the special delivery number.
China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) (HKSE:1055), the largest airline in The People's Republic of China, is pleased to announce the special delivery here in rural Western China of its newest Boeing 737-800 taken from Boeing last week.
The Special Delivery service will keep Mail City users informed of new releases, bestsellers, and special promotions on books on their favorite subjects.