owe it to (someone/oneself) to do something

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owe it to (someone/oneself) to do something

To have an obligation or duty to do something for the sake of someone or oneself. We owe it to our parents to look after them as they get older. You need to stop worrying about work; you owe it to yourself to enjoy the weekends with your family.
See also: owe, something