poison pen letter

poison pen letter
poison pen letter UK US noun [countable] [singular poison pen letter plural poison pen letters]
a cruel or offensive letter that has not been signed
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ˌpoison ˈpen letter [poison pen letter poison pen letters] noun
an unpleasant letter that is not signed and is intended to upset the person who receives it

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