have (someone or something) to thank for (something)


used to say that someone or something is responsible 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.

Examples of have (someone or something) to thank for (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Who do Tinseltown’s Paris Hilton, Kate Walsh, Felicity Huffman and Debra Messing have to thank for their glowing complexions? Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 One of the people gamers have to thank for the genre is who, along with her husband, Ken, created a number of early graphic adventure games including King’s Quest,Mystery House, and Phantasmagoria. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Sep. 2020

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“Have (someone or something) to thank for (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20to%20thank%20for%20%28something%29. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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