a bread-and-butter letter

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a bread-and-butter letter

A thank-you note to one's host. Now that you're back from your stay with Auntie Jean, be sure to write her a bread-and-butter letter.
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bread-and-butter letter

a letter or note written to follow up on a visit; a thank-you note. When I got back from the sales meeting, I took two days to write bread-and-butter letters to the people I met. I got sort of a bread-and-butter letter from my nephew, who wants to visit me next summer.
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bread-and-butter letter

A thank-you letter from guest to host. For example, Mother always had to remind the children to send Grandma a bread-and-butter note. [c. 1900]
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a bread-and-butter letter

a guest's written thanks for hospitality.
See also: letter