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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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With animal antics and light-hearted danger, Special Delivery is almost as much fun as, say, getting an elephant in the mail.
So to be extra sure it gets to us, you may choose to send the whole lot by special delivery."
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The global premiere of Postman Pat, Special Delivery Service, will be on BBC 2 on Monday at 8.30am.
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I hope that's true and not a horrible presaging of a new class of saints named after the Latin translations for Duct Tape,' This End Up,' 'Overnight,' [or] 'Special Delivery.'"--Martin E.
Instead, they want public schools to make a special delivery for them.
They will take over at counters, drive cash vans to post offices and distribute special delivery letters.
It took a bomb squad and a hazardous-materials crew several hours to determine that Kohn's special delivery wasn't dangerous.
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