owe a debt of gratitude

owe someone a debt of gratitude

a large amount of thanks owed to someone who deserves gratitude. (Actually payment of the debt is owed.) We owe you a debt of gratitude for all you have done for us.
See also: debt, of, owe
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Coun Christine Mitchell, culture and sport boss, said: "We all owe a debt of gratitude to all members of our armed forces.
I owe a debt of gratitude to my colleagues and staff at Microsoft Corporation for their support.
Those of us who were dismayed by the New York Times' sneering obituary for Jacques Derrida owe a debt of gratitude to his good friend and America's most inspiring Continental philosopher, Jack Caputo, for his affectionate eulogy to this most complex Jewish saint.
I also appreciate publishers--large and small, including self-publishers--to whom all readers owe a debt of gratitude for the maturation of black publishing.
Whatever the reason, drop us a line and let us know which teacher you owe a debt of gratitude to and why.
He added: "We all owe a debt of gratitude, not only to those who gave their lives, but to all others who have served their country and their families.
WE owe a debt of gratitude to the men and woman who put their lives on the line to fight fires and chase armed bandits, and when something terrible happens to them on the job we show it by bestowing them with generous pensions to make their difficult retirements a little less painful.
Beer lovers owe a debt of gratitude to Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the yeast commonly used to generate the alcohol in beer.
Our 850 shareholders owe a debt of gratitude to AACS for the guidance and management assistance that they provided through this process.
The people of Los Angeles owe a debt of gratitude to all those who rose to the occasion in this terrifying episode.
You also realize that you did not attain the new post all by yourself - that you owe a debt of gratitude to many people.
We owe a debt of gratitude," he added, "to the entire labor and activist communities, which rose with unprecedented solidarity to challenge Goodyear's assault on our members.
3 million residents who live in the city of Los Angeles owe a debt of gratitude to the 132,490 voters who properly signed petitions and to Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment, which collected a total of 202,514 signatures and has fought the system every step of the way to push for an open and representative government.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Bob Maddow for his unwavering support and leadership.
THE millions of ordinary people who live, work or just play within the confines of the city of Los Angeles owe a debt of gratitude to the three members of the Planning Commission who achieved, at least for a moment, what few citizens have achieved before.