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yours truly

a conventional phrase used at the end of a letter.
Informal. I; myself; me:
I'm only in business to profit yours truly.
Origin of yours truly
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for yours truly

yours truly

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
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Slang definitions & phrases for yours truly

you're the man


Congratulations: Good work. You the man

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

A closing formula for a letter, as in It was signed “Yours truly, Mary Smith.” [ Late 1700s ]
I, me, myself, as in Jane sends her love, as does yours truly. [ ; mid-1800s ]
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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