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mail (something) in

1. Literally, to send something somewhere or to someone by mail. I mailed in the application months ago, but I still haven't heard from the university!
2. To perform a given task, duty, or activity with little or no attention, effort, or interest; to do something perfunctorily. Usually such a key player on the field, the team's star running back seems to be mailing it in this afternoon. I usually love his work in film, but he totally mailed in his performance for this voice-over role.
See also: mail

mail (something) from (some place)

To send a letter or package through the postal system from some country, city, or particular building. I had to complete the form on the plane and mail it from San Francisco, so it may take a few days longer to reach you than I thought. I'll mail the box from work so I don't have to pay the exorbitant shipping costs myself.
See also: mail

mail (something) to (one)

To send a letter or package through the postal system to one. I've got to mail this check to the phone company before they shut off my phone lines! I'll have to leave some things here when I move—will you be able to mail them to me later?
See also: mail
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Included in the mailing was a business-reply card requesting recipients to answer questions about their knowledge of Biolys and usage of lysine supplements.
If you make a special offer or promote a new service, follow up with a second mailing two weeks after the first.
The workers were happiest, she adds, when they uncovered one mailing of blue envelopes that each contained a dollar bill.
And in both bodies, members may use franking money not consumed by the mass mailings to pay for first-class letters to individuals.
Notwithstanding the absence of clear and concise notification of an address change, when the IRS becomes aware before mailing a deficiency notice that a taxpayer's last known address is incorrect, it must exercise due diligence to determine an address where the taxpayer will receive the notice.