owe it to (someone or oneself) to (do something)

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owe it to (someone or 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.
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If we're going to ask our Airmen to defend this nation then we owe it to them to give them the best opportunities for career development, the best opportunities to be everything that they can be, and to give them the best possible standard of living and the best possible training.
"I would be wary about taking the money now because you would owe it to them with interest.