Definition of thanks to in US English:

thanks to


  • As a result of; due to.

    ‘it's thanks to you that he's in this mess’
    • ‘It was very painful when I first did it, but it's a lot easier now thanks to the painkillers.’
    • ‘She was never far from the public eye thanks to Jack's tireless interest in politics.’
    • ‘Historic church buildings in Darwen and Bury are set to get a new lease of life thanks to a cash boost.’
    • ‘I ended up walking about a mile out of my way, thanks to following the instructions given.’
    • ‘We have discovered great chunks of Suffolk we'd never have seen at all thanks to Geoff.’
    • ‘Do you think that thanks to my confusion over this unsolicited piece of email I am now a marked man?’
    • ‘Families had an insight into the history of the village thanks to a pair of archaeologists.’
    • ‘Once you have read about them, you can even set off and find them thanks to a series of local walks and maps.’
    • ‘A college is to carry out a complete refurbishment of one of its rooms thanks to help from a grant.’
    • ‘Subsequently he has become an icon thanks to the most famous poster of all time.’
    as a result of, owing to, due to, because of, through, by reason of, as a consequence of, in consequence of, on account of, by virtue of, by dint of
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