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thanks

1. A more informal way to say "thank you." A: "Here is the report you asked for, Mr. Lubbock." B: "Thanks, Tom." Thanks for being such a good friend, Billy.
2. Gratitude or appreciation. Let's make sure we show her our thanks at the reception. I've worked here for 30 years, and this is the thanks I get?

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.
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