- nounA letter which each person receiving it is asked to copy and send to several others.
Most chain letters die out quickly.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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chain letter — chain′ let ter n. a letter sent to a number of people each of whom is asked to make and mail copies to others who are to do likewise • Etymology: 1905–1910 … From formal English to slang
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