agony uncle

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "agony uncle":
singular agony uncle plural agony uncles British
a man whose job is to give advice about personal problems in a newspaper or magazine by answering people's letters. The American word is advice columnist.

English dictionary. 2014.

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