One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A man who answers letters in an agony column.‘a newspaper agony uncle’
- ‘I watched him act as an agony uncle to young people whose families had broken down: they would talk to him and he would just listen, never preach.’
- ‘The site will also have information on the local scene, including questions and answers and an agony uncle page.’
- ‘He signed up as an agony uncle for the men's magazine FHM.’
- ‘He is proud of his role as agony uncle to a new generation of artists.’
- ‘The candidate writes an agony uncle column which focuses on tax and benefit changes.’
- ‘Reading that letter to a tabloid agony uncle, you can almost hear the frantic beating of the writer's heart.’
- ‘He's the agony uncle for the teen magazine.’
- ‘He became agony uncle to thousands of boys who sought his advice on broken voices, bad breath, and the propriety of using tinted writing paper.’
- ‘As well as working as a political journalist, his career included a spell as a newspaper agony uncle.’
- ‘Last night the country's favourite agony uncle insisted that it was the power of radio and the nationwide spread of listeners that empowered people.’
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