Dear John letter


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Dear John letter

A letter sent, typically from a woman to a man, to end a romantic relationship. Mike was clearly upset when he received a Dear John letter from his girlfriend, Caroline. He thought their relationship was going well and didn't expect it to end so suddenly. Mail call was usually a happy time in the military barracks, except for the unlucky soldiers who got Dear John letters from their sweethearts back home.
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a Dear John letter

a letter a woman writes to her boyfriend telling him that she does not love him anymore. Bert got a Dear John letter today from Sally. He was devastated.
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Dear John letter

n. a letter a woman writes to her boyfriend in the military service telling him that she does not love him anymore. Sally sends a Dear John letter about once a month.
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But Claudio will run the risk of igniting his manager's volcanic temper because he won't give in to Advocaat's demands that Uncle Sam gets a Dear John letter announcing the American star's retirement from international football.
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The Dear John letter also informed us that we will have to wait till after the deadline of June 18 to see what seats are available.
IT'S been 30 years since a certain Mr John Martyn released his first album and there's no sign of a Dear John letter just yet.
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Eventually she leaves Dev a Dear John letter in which she ends their relationship and moves out of their flat.
Quite unable to accept that his three-year liaison with a married woman was over he reacted like a spoilt, lovelorn teenager tearing up a Dear John letter.
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