One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A large sack or bag for carrying mail.
- 1.1 The letters received by a particular person, especially a public figure.‘MPs say their postbags have been dominated by public opposition to the proposal’
- ‘I have received a large postbag and several petitions on this issue - and rightly so.’
- ‘My postbag is continually full of ideas for internet businesses.’
- ‘Judging by the response to our stories so far, you should expect a heavy postbag.’
- ‘Birds, bees, butterflies, bugs, bats, native plants and night-scented flowers have all figured in my postbag in recent weeks.’
- ‘So many of you voted for your favourite restaurants, shops, products and books that we were literally overwhelmed and had to call in outside help to cope with the postbags.’
- ‘The size of her postbag convinced her she should do a book - one that definitely would not include any pictures of men with facial hair.’
- ‘We threw up some of these questions in a long ramble last month, and received one of the most thoughtful postbags ever.’
- ‘These flames aren't representative of our postbag - but they are representative of a part of our readership.’
- ‘The competition produced one of the biggest postbags at the Bolton Evening News with almost 1,000 entries.’
- ‘Now we come to the abusive section of the postbag.’
- ‘The postbags of personal finance sections are often stuffed with letters from folk moaning on about what a mouldy old swizz they think Premium Bonds are.’
- ‘My postbag reveals that there is an unofficial debate going on in every city, town and village, with people asking ‘what has gone wrong with Britain?’’
- ‘It may be an easy way of getting a full postbag, but it's lazy.’
- ‘My postbag has been almost totally supportive, with about half of them from women.’
- ‘Until archaeology has a strong presence in all politicians' postbags, they will continue to feel able to treat it as irrelevant to 21st century Britain.’
- ‘The two biggest postbags I have ever had were on tennis and Tolkein.’
- ‘All politicians and staff who manage their postbags at the new Holyrood building and in constituency offices across Scotland will receive a video and advice warning of the terrorist threat.’
- ‘A mum whose son discovered a postbag containing letters and parcels left on the street claims she called a Royal Mail helpline and was told to deliver them herself.’
- ‘These messages that fill our screens, message boards and postbags are a testament to John and how he touched people's lives across many generations.’
- ‘Chris' earlier email should have made the postbag last week, but didn't because I goofed.’
- 1.1 The letters received by a particular person, especially a public figure.
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