be in (one's) debt

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be in (one's) debt

To feel deeply appreciative of someone's help. Helen's the one who got me a job at that great company, so I'm forever in her debt.
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be in somebody’s ˈdebt

(formal) be very grateful to somebody because they have helped you: After my divorce Ann was the only one prepared to listen to my problems, and I am forever in her debt.
See also: debt