Updated Advanced English Dictionary
exclamation, nounCollocation Dictionary
exclamation-see also THANKS
1 ~ (for sth / for doing sth) used to show that you are grateful to sb for sth they have done: Thank you for your letter. + Thank you very much for sending the photos.
2 a polite way of accepting sth that sb has offered you: 'Would you like some help with that?' 'Oh, thank you.'
3 (no thank you) a polite way of refusing sth that sb has offered you: 'Would you like some more cake?' 'No thank you.'
4 used at the end of a sentence to tell sb firmly that you do not need their help or advice: 'Shall I do that?' 'I can do it myself, thank you.'
+ noun [usually sing.] ~ (to sb) (for sth) an act, a gift, a comment, etc. intended to thank sb for sth they have done: The actor sent a big thank you to all his fans for their letters of support. + She took the money without so much as a thank you. + a thank-you letter
big, special | polite
VERB + THANK YOU
He didn't even say thank you. We said our thank yous and goodbyes to the hosts and went to catch a cab.
THANK YOU + NOUN
She got a special thank you for all her hard work.
| ~ to
a big thank you to the hospital staff
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