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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.
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.
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!
no thanks to (someone or something)
Without any help from (someone or something). Implies that the task or action being discussed was accomplished without assistance from the person or thing mentioned, even though they could or should have helped. We finally reached our fundraising goal, no thanks to any local businesses, who all declined to donate. Yes, we just finished cleaning the garage—no thanks to you. Where have you been?
thanks a million
Thank you so much. Hey, thanks a million—I really appreciate you staying late to help me with this.
no, thank youand 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.
See also: thank
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.
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.
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.
thanks a bunch
Inf. thanks. Thanks a bunch for your help. He said "thanks a bunch" and walked out.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
thanks for nothing
People use thanks for nothing to tell someone in an angry way that they are disappointed that that person has not done what they wanted. Dad's request for a small-business loan was turned down (thanks for nothing, Sunnings Savings & Loan!)
thanks a bunch
phr. thanks. Thanks a bunch for your help.
Thanks in advanceand 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.
no thanks to
Without the benefit of help from: finally found the house, no thanks to these confusing directions.
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).