Definition of have (someone or something) to thank for (something)
- The television show has young audiences to thank for its success.
- The city has the mayor to thank for its current fiscal problems.
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: to express gratitude to
: to hold responsible
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