bingo\ card


bingo\ card
noun slang
A response card, bound into a periodical, containing numbers keyed to editorial or advertising matter, giving the reader the opportunity to send for further information by marking the numbers of the items he is interested in; such a card can be mailed free of charge.

Jack thinks he is saving time by filling out bingo cards instead of writing a letter.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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