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yours truly

adverb
1.
a conventional phrase used at the end of a letter.
pronoun
2.
Informal. I; myself; me:
I'm only in business to profit yours truly.
Origin of yours truly
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800
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  • And if anything goes wrong with this deal it's—it's all off with yours truly.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • If you ever want to hide him, daddy, please think of yours truly.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
  • This summer the tables are to be turned, and all of you are to be the guests of yours truly.

  • And sundry blessings were heaped on the head of yours truly.

  • Beg your pardon for saying it, but it hopped out too quick for yours truly.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for yours truly

yours truly

pronoun
1.
an informal term for I, myself, or me
Word Origin
from the conventional closing phrase used at the end of letters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for yours truly

yours truly

pronouncation

phr I; me; myself: Both of whom are repped by yours truly

[1844+; fr the conventional parting salutation of a letter]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with yours truly

yours truly

1.
A closing formula for a letter, as in It was signed “Yours truly, Mary Smith.” [ Late 1700s ]
2.
I, me, myself, as in Jane sends her love, as does yours truly. [ ; mid-1800s ]
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