agony aunt

a) A writer of an advice column in a newspaper or other periodical.

You should write in to the agony aunt; shell sort it out for you.

b) Someone who people commonly go to for advice about personal problems, often annoyingly so.

Im sick of everyone coming to me with their problems - I never wanted to be an agony aunt!


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  • agony aunt — An agony aunt is a newspaper columnist who gives advice to people having problems, especially personal ones …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • agony aunt — (or agony uncle) ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a person who answers letters in an agony column …   English terms dictionary

  • agony aunt — n. [Brit. Informal] a person, esp. a woman, who replies to the letters of readers in a newspaper or magazine column (agony column) giving advice, consolation, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • agony aunt — agony .aunt n BrE someone who writes an agony column …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • agony aunt — agony aunts N COUNT An agony aunt is a person who writes a column in a newspaper or magazine in which they reply to readers who have written to them for advice on their personal problems. [BRIT] Syn: advice columnist (in AM, use advice columnist) …   English dictionary

  • agony aunt — n. [Brit. Informal] a person, esp. a woman, who replies to the letters of readers in a newspaper or magazine column (agony column) giving advice, consolation, etc …   English World dictionary

  • agony aunt — agony ,aunt noun count BRITISH a woman who writes an ADVICE COLUMN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • agony aunt — noun a newspaper columnist who answers questions and offers advice on personal problems to people who write in • Hypernyms: ↑newspaper columnist * * * noun Usage: chiefly Brit : a person who writes an advice column * * * agony aunt noun 1.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • agony aunt — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms agony aunt : singular agony aunt plural agony aunts British a woman whose job is to give advice about personal problems in a newspaper or magazine by answering people s letters. The American word is advice… …   English dictionary

  • agony aunt —    An agony aunt is a newspaper columnist who gives advice to people having problems, especially personal ones.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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