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A polite expression used when acknowledging a gift, service, or compliment, or accepting or refusing an offer.‘thank you for your letter’→ thanks‘no thank you, I don't believe I will’
- ‘If you've made it this far, thank you for being here.’
- ‘Thank you for your time.’
- ‘Thank you, but no, thank you.’
An instance or means of expressing thanks.‘Lucy planned a party as a thank you to the nurses’[as modifier] ‘thank-you letters’
- ‘You've packed away the dress, eaten the cake and written your thank-you letters - now married life starts for real.’
- ‘A special thank you goes to all involved in the planning and preparations and to all those involved on the day.’
- ‘A big thank you goes to the coach, Margaret Moriarty, who has been carrying out endless training with this team.’
- ‘Resting just above it is a thank-you card from a grateful couple from Lancaster, delighted to be reunited with a wallet.’
- ‘It was a good interview, and ended with Katherine breaking the news that she was leaving and saying her thank yous and goodbyes.’
- ‘I will write thank-you letters for all of my Christmas presents.’
- ‘They decided they should write a thank-you note to whoever was giving them these things.’
- ‘Jane then sent the lawyer a thank-you note for helping her family avoid a defamation suit.’
- ‘We always receive thank-you cards and presents from guests who have stayed with us and that gives me such a buzz.’
- ‘Esther meets her after she writes her a thank-you letter for the scholarship.’
- ‘Last month, Mr Stuttle said he would present the Mayor with the picture as a thank-you gesture from the people of Yorkshire.’
- ‘Both men quietly said their thank yous again and left.’
- ‘The next morning, he came to work and there were a dozen donuts and a thank-you note from the police officer.’
- ‘A special thank you goes to Patricia McDermot for all her hard work to make the night such a big success.’
- ‘The four said their last thank yous and goodbyes to Damien, and Derick nodded farewell to Rayne.’
- ‘Doyle is also currently perusing a few hotel brochures himself, with a view to taking the entire staff on a thank-you break in January.’
- ‘We could have also included an invitation or a thank-you note if we had chosen to.’
- ‘They later returned to Cambridge station with a thank-you card and a bottle of wine for him.’
- ‘Other walls are decorated with framed thank-you letters from ministers and prime ministers.’
- ‘Sharon has already sent the store staff a huge thank-you card.’
thank you/ˈTHaNGk ˌyo͞o/
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