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give thanks for small blessings

To appreciate small or minor benefits, advantages, or opportunities one is afforded, particularly in the midst of an otherwise difficult, frustrating, or unfortunate situation or circumstance. My car's air conditioning stopped working two hours into my cross-country road trip. The radio still works, though, so I suppose I should give thanks for small blessings. Our son's accident left him without the use of his right eye; we're just giving thanks for small blessings that he still has the use of his left one.
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give thanks for small mercies

To appreciate small or minor benefits, advantages, or opportunities one is afforded, particularly in the midst of an otherwise difficult, frustrating, or unfortunate situation or circumstance. My car's air conditioning stopped working two hours into my cross-country road trip across America. The radio still works, though, so I suppose I should give thanks for small mercies. Our son's accident left him without the use of his right eye; we're just giving thanks for small mercies that he still has the use of his left one.
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thanks for nothing!

An expression of annoyance, exasperation, or disappointment when someone does something unhelpful or disagreeable. Thanks for nothing, Dan! Now I have to go get all these posters reprinted because of your stupid typo. I can't believe you squealed on me to the principal! Thanks for nothing!
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no, thank you

 and no, thanks
a phrase used to decline something. Bob: Would you care for some more coffee? Mary: No, thank you. John: Do you want to go downtown tonight? Jane: No, thanks.
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no thanks to you

I cannot thank you for what happened, because you did not cause it.; I cannot thank you for your help, because you did not give it. Bob: Well, despite our previous disagreement, he seemed to agree to all our demands. Alice: Yes, no thanks to you. I wish you'd learn to keep your big mouth shut! Jane: It looks like the picnic wasn't ruined despite the fact that I forgot the potato salad. Mary: Yes, it was okay. No thanks to you, of course.
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not right now, thanks

No for the present. (It is hoped that one will be asked again later. Usually used for a [temporary] refusal of a serving of food or drink. There is an implication that more will be wanted later.) Waiter: Do you want some more coffee? Mary: Not right now, thanks. John: Can I take your coat? Sue: Not right now, thanks. I'm still a little chilly.
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Nothing for me, thanks.

I do not want any of what was offered. (*Typically to decline a serving of food or drink.) Waiter: Would you care for dessert? Bob: Nothing for me, thanks. Bob: We have beer and wine. Which would you like? Mary: Nothing for me, thanks.
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thanks a bunch

Inf. thanks. Thanks a bunch for your help. He said "thanks a bunch" and walked out.
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Thanks (a lot).

 and Thank you a lot. 
1. Inf. Thank you, I am grateful. Bill: Here, take mine. Bob: Thanks a lot. Mary: Well, here's your pizza. Bill: Thanks.
2. That is not worth much.; That is nothing to be grateful for. (Sarcasm is indicated by the tone of voice used with this expression.) John: I'm afraid that you're going to have to work the night shift. Bob: Thanks a lot. Fred: Here's your share of the money. We had to take out nearly half to make up for the damage you did to the car. Bill: Thanks a lot.

Thanks a million.

Inf. Thank you a lot. Bill: Oh, thanks a million. You were very helpful. Bob: Just glad I could help. John: Here's your book. Jane: Thanks a million. Sorry I needed it back in such a rush.
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Thanks awfully.

Thank you very much. John: Here's one for you. Jane: Thanks awfully. Mary: Here, let me help you with all that stuff. Sue: Thanks awfully.
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Thanks, but no thanks.

Inf. Thank you, but I am not interested. (A way of turning down something that is not very desirable.) Alice: How would you like to buy my old car? Jane: Thanks, but no thanks. John: What do you think about a trip over to see the Wilsons? Sally: Thanks, but no thanks. We don't get along.
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Thanks for the ride.

 and Thanks for the lift.
Thank you for giving me a ride in your car. John (stopping the car): Here we are. Bob: Thanks for the ride. Bye. John: Later. As Fred got out of the car, he said, "Thanks for the lift."
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Thanks loads.

Inf. Thanks a lot. Mary: Here, you can have these. And take these too. Sally: Thanks loads. John: Wow! You look great! Sally: Thanks loads. I try.
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thanks to someone or something

due to someone or something; because of someone or something. (This does not necessarily suggest gratitude.) Thanks to the storm, we have no electricity. Thanks to Mary, we have tickets to the game. She bought them early before they were sold out.
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vote of thanks

Fig. a speech expressing appreciation and thanks to a speaker, lecturer, organizer, etc., and inviting the audience to applaud. John gave a vote of thanks to Professor Jones for his talk. Mary was given a vote of thanks for organizing the dance.
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thanks a million

(spoken)
thank you very much It was a really good piece of advice – thanks a million!
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no thanks to somebody/something

despite someone or something Well, we've finished the painting, no thanks to Sandra, who suddenly decided she had to go away for the weekend!
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thanks to somebody/something

because of someone or something Thanks to Sandy, I found this great apartment. Thanks to his fitness, Roberto recovered from the injury fairly quickly.
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no thanks to somebody

if you have done something no thanks to a particular person, you have done it although they did not help you or tried to prevent you Well, we've finished the painting, no thanks to Sandra who suddenly decided she had to go away for the weekend!
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Thanks a million!

  (informal)
something that you say to thank someone for something they have done for you
Usage notes: This phrase is often used humorously or angrily to mean the opposite.
It was a really good piece of advice - thanks a million. So you didn't bother to call me and tell me you'd be late? Thanks a million!
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give thanks for small blessings

Express gratitude for a minor favor or advantage, as in My bag didn't get on the plane but it did arrive in time-give thanks for small blessings. This expression is usually uttered when one encounters an unexpected bit of good fortune.
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thanks to

On account of, because of, as in Thanks to your help, we'll be done on time. This phrase alludes to gratitude being due to someone or something. It is also put negatively, no thanks to, meaning "without the benefit of help from," as in We finally found your house, no thanks to the confusing map you drew. This usage, first recorded in 1633, is about a hundred years older than the first term, recorded only in 1737.
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thanks a bunch

phr. thanks. Thanks a bunch for your help.
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Thanks in advance

and TIA
phr. & comp. abb. an expression of gratitude given in advance of the hoped-for receipt of an answer to a question. I hope you can help me. TIA. Bob.
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no thanks to

Without the benefit of help from: finally found the house, no thanks to these confusing directions.
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thanks to

On account of; because of: "Thanks to a variety of domestic political changes, by the 1440s the Chinese had withdrawn from participation in the wider world" (Lincoln P. Paine).
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