(someone) won't thank you for (something)

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(someone) won't thank you for (something)

Someone is going to be very displeased about something you've done. I'm telling you now, Janet won't thank you for speaking to the boss on her behalf. You can go ahead and paint the living room, but they won't thank you for it.
See also: thank

he, she, etc. won’t ˈthank you for something

used to say that somebody will not be pleased or will be annoyed about something: John won’t thank you for interfering.
See also: something, thank
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"They won't thank me--they won't thank me," Valentin murmured.
When it doesn't work out, they won't thank you for it.
They're in for the long haul, so be sure about your decision as they won't thank you for moving them around.
"They won't thank me for saying this at The Hawthorns but, of course, Villa should be finishing above Albion every season - without a doubt," said McNaught.
They won't thank you for large temperature fluctuations.
They won't thank you for wrapping them in cotton wool, but I sometimes wish I could stop him from feeling the aches that I do these days.
Joe Anderson says he is taking a risk, reprieving these centres, and it is a nap he will end up having to close more and when he does, they won't thank him for this reprieve.
We might all think we want to do the best for our children, but they won't thank us for damaging their health in the long run.
The east Belfast men have won four league games on the bounce since getting 12 points docked in the Andrew Kilmartin affair and although they won't thank anyone for pointing it out, would be top only for the administrative blunder.
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