have somebody to thank
have (one) to thank
To have one to blame or acknowledge as the cause or source of something. I have two sick toddlers to thank for my lack of sleep last night. If this fix works, we'll have Nina to thank—it was entirely her idea.
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have somebody to thank (for something)used when you are saying who is responsible for something: I have my parents to thank for my success.
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