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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Spanton, 43, was first convicted in 2002 when his firm Great Portland Entertainments went bust owing PS2.
He was banned from company directorships and made bankrupt but went on to run London Ticket Brokerage until it was shut down in 2009 owing PS372,000, and Ticket Index, which went bust in 2011 owing PS3.
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.
For instance, one of the commercial condominium lots at 150 West 56 Street, owned by Bruce Eichner, was at one point the city's top delinquent owing nearly $11 million to the coffers.