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poison-pen letter

noun [C] uk   /ˌpɔɪ.zənˈpenˌlet.ər/  us   /-ˌlet̬.ɚ/
a letter in which very unkind or unpleasant things are written about the person it is sent to, in order to offend or upset them
Translations of “poison-pen letter”
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡意中傷的信, 匿名誹謗信…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶意中伤的信, 匿名诽谤信…
(Definition of poison-pen letter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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