direct mail


direct mail
   unsolicited enquiries sent by post
   The communication seeks an order, a subscription, a donation, political support, etc. but the delivery is not more or less direct than the rest of your mail, most of which you actually want to read. Junk mail is accurate but not euphemistic.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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