lost in the mail


of a letter or package
: sent by mail but never delivered to the person addressed to

Examples of lost in the mail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mercury’s direct station on September 15th helps course-correct any ships lost at sea, packages lost in the mail, and GPS signals scrambled in the airwaves. Steph Koyfman, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Aug. 2023 Cocktails to confections: Here's how to celebrate the coronation in London Did your invitation to King Charles III's coronation get lost in the mail? Catherine Garcia, The Week, 6 May 2023 There was a shipping fiasco, says Atkinson, and the pollen got lost in the mail. Bebe Hodges, The Enquirer, 5 Aug. 2022 Even if your invitation to this year's Met Gala got lost in the mail, an A-list glow is just a few best-selling products away with Wilde's latest red carpet routine. Kelsey Mulvey, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 May 2023 Our invite must've gotten lost in the mail, but with a busy tour schedule and new upcoming album, LeAnn probably just forgot to send us the party address. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 10 Sep. 2022 The pollen that was supposed to pollenate Morticia got lost in the mail. Bebe Hodges, The Enquirer, 5 Aug. 2022 There have been cases through the years of sets of paper exams getting lost in the mail. Carolyn Thompson, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Jan. 2022 Possible reasons for differences, Luscombe said, might involve a situation where advance payments ended up going to a different bank account or a check was lost in the mail. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 15 Jan. 2022 See More

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“Lost in the mail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lost%20in%20the%20mail. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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