owe a debt of gratitude/thanks to
Definition of owe a debt of gratitude/thanks to
: to have a good reason to be very grateful to (someone) The whole town owes a debt of gratitude to the people who organized the parade.
Word by Word Definitions
: possess, own
: to have or bear (an emotion or attitude) to someone or something
: to be under obligation to pay or repay in return for something received : be indebted in the sum of
: sin, trespass
: something owed : obligation
: a state of being under obligation to pay or repay someone or something in return for something received : a state of owing
: kindly or grateful thoughts : gratitude
: an expression of gratitude
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