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acknowledge (the) receipt of (something)

To recognize, often formally, that something has been received, usually an item that has been delivered. Jason signed a form to acknowledge the receipt of the letter. Did you get a notification acknowledging receipt of your package?
See also: acknowledge, of, receipt

come with receipts

To (be ready to) produce evidence of something, especially that which disputes or disproves what someone has said or claimed. I sent Ali a bunch of emails about it, so if she says I never contacted her, I'll just come with receipts.
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in receipt of (something)

Having received something. The phrase is rather formal and most often used in business settings. Yes, we are in receipt of your resume, and our recruiting team is reviewing it now.
See also: of, receipt

show (one) the receipts

To show one evidence of something, especially that which disputes or disproves what they have said or claimed. I sent Ali a bunch of emails about it, so if she says I never contacted her, I'll just show her the receipts.
See also: receipt, show

with receipts

With evidence of something, especially that which disputes or disproves what someone has said or claimed. I sent Ali a bunch of emails about it, so if she says I never contacted her, I'll come at her with receipts.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

acknowledge (the) receipt of something

to report receiving something, such as a package, letter, or notice. The company acknowledged receipt of the merchandise I returned.
See also: acknowledge, of, receipt

in receipt of something

in a state of having received something. (Used in business correspondence.) We are in receipt of your letter of request. When we are in receipt of your check for the full balance, we will mark your bill as paid.
See also: of, receipt
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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