One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Owe gratitude to someone for a service or favor.
indebted to, beholden to, obliged to, duty-bound to, honour-bound to, obligated to, under an obligation to, owing someone a debt of gratitude, owing someone thanksView synonyms
- ‘It should come as no surprise then that if the leader is able to secure a majority mandate, the party is in his debt, and not the other way around.’
- ‘But we will always be in his debt for lyrics like these.’
- ‘You are a national treasure and I will always be in your debt.’
- ‘Everyone at the college is in his debt and thank him most sincerely.’
- ‘I have never really had friends like your cousin and you and I will forever be in your debt.’
- ‘Steve's contribution to date has been immense and is one for which the club and all associated with it will forever be in his debt.’
- ‘He knows I would hate being in his debt, and I'll bet that he's enjoying every minute of it.’
- ‘The continued support of this group of people over the years has made this a wonderful and memorable event and the soccer club will always be in your debt.’
- ‘It was as if since Luke had saved her life, she felt like she was in his debt.’
- ‘If you know of any, drop me a line and I'll be in your debt forever.’
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