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

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Definition of 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.

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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 27 Sep. 2021.

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