letters after one's name

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letters after one's name (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) A list of abbreviations, separated by commas, representing the academic qualifications and civil or military honours achieved by a person
    Again, as he was a mere student without any letters after his name, he got scant attention, and I never heard that he gained over a single supporter. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Stark Munro Letters - Page 16