yours truly

noun
1.
a conventional phrase used at the end of a letter.
2.
Informal. I; myself; me: I'm only in business to profit yours truly.

Origin:
1790–1800

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yours truly
 
pron
an informal term for I, myself, or me
 
[from the conventional closing phrase used at the end of letters]

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yours truly definition


  1. n.
    me, the speaker or writer. : If it was up to yours truly, there wouldn't be any such problem.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

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. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
He slipped up by bragging on a break, by the snack machine, and was promptly
  snitched upon by yours truly.
All with a smiling picture of yours truly, supposedly devising a definitive
  test for all of string theory.
Sadly, she had only four vampire-friendly hours to spend with yours truly.
Even with professional guides, family members and friends, she sure made a good
  impression on yours truly.
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