owing


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial.

owe (one) a debt of gratitude

To be extremely thankful or grateful to one for something one did. I owe my parents a debt of gratitude for all their support over the years. Without them, there's no way I could have gotten where I am today. She really went above and beyond to help me get set up in this city, so I owe her a huge debt of gratitude.
See also: debt, gratitude, of, owe

owe a debt of gratitude to (someone)

To be extremely thankful or grateful to one for something one did. I owe a debt of gratitude to my parents for all their support over the years. Without them, there's no way I could have gotten where I am today. She really went above and beyond to help me get set up in this city, so I owe a huge debt of gratitude to her.
See also: debt, gratitude, of, owe

owing to

Because of; as a result of; due to Owing to construction on the highway, please anticipate higher levels of traffic than usual. He's missing part of his right arm owing to an accident with a piece of farm equipment when he was a kid.
See also: owing

owing to

because of something; due to the fact of something. Owing to the lateness of the evening, I must go home. We were late owing to the heavy traffic.
See also: owing
References in periodicals archive ?
After the collapse of The Mall Group in 1998 owing PS3.3million, Sports Mondial in 2004 owing PS2.3million and The Onlineticketshop.com UK Ltd in 2006 owing PS1.1million, Shepherd, 54, should have put his feet up in his mansions in South London and Barbados.
Spanton, 43, was first convicted in 2002 when his firm Great Portland Entertainments went bust owing PS2.5million.
But young people have the lowest levels of credit card debt, owing an average of just pounds 1,073, less than half the pounds 2,580 owed by people aged between 30 and 50, and below that for the over 50s of pounds 1,556.
For taxpayers owing $25,000 or less in taxes, Form 9465 needs to be completed.
Together, there are 17 countries in the top 200 owing $122 million.
Also on the rise are individual Brooklyn condo delinquencies, which have jumped from 402 to 525 units owing $133,816, and representing 16 percent of the total units.
The commercial condomominum lot at 150 West 56th Street at Citispire was at one point the city's top delinquent owing nearly $11 million of the coffers.
Individuals owing more than NT$10 million (US$328,000) or companies owing more than NT$50 million, are included on the Ministry's round-up, according to the Ministry's website.
THE company behind the disastrous Hope & Glory festival collapsed owing almost PS900,000 - and owing more than PS70,000 to Liverpool council.