thanks to
preposition Date: 1633 with the help of ; because of <
arrived early, thanks to good weather
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • thanks to — • Thanks to the rank stupidity of Steve Gillery s bride to be, he had to hold his stag night on Saturday morning and rush off to the ceremony during half time in the afternoon M. Gist, 1993. This ironic use, in which thanks to is an equivalent of …   Modern English usage

  • thanks to — (someone/something) because of someone or something. Thanks to Sandy, I found this great apartment. Thanks to his fitness, Roberto recovered from the injury fairly quickly …   New idioms dictionary

  • thanks to — ► thanks to due to. Main Entry: ↑thanks …   English terms dictionary

  • thanks to — the untiring support of my wife, I ve gotten back on my feet Syn: as a result of, owing to, due to, because of, through, as a consequence of, on account of, by virtue of, by dint of, by reason of …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • thanks to — AS A RESULT OF, owing to, due to, because of, through, as a consequence of, on account of, by virtue of, by dint of; formal by reason of. → thanks * * * as a result of; due to it s thanks to you that he s in this mess * * * thanks to : with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thanks to — {prep.} 1. With the help of. * /Thanks to a good teacher, John passed the examination./ * /I finally finished washing the dishes, no thanks to you./ 2. Owing to; because of. * /Thanks to a sudden rain, the children came home with wet clothes./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thanks to — {prep.} 1. With the help of. * /Thanks to a good teacher, John passed the examination./ * /I finally finished washing the dishes, no thanks to you./ 2. Owing to; because of. * /Thanks to a sudden rain, the children came home with wet clothes./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thanks\ to — prep. 1. With the help of. Thanks to a good teacher, John passed the examination. I finally finished washing the dishes, no thanks to you. 2. Owing to; because of. Thanks to a sudden rain, the children came home with wet clothes …   Словарь американских идиом

  • thanks to — 1) used for saying that someone or something is responsible for something good that happened Thanks to this treatment, her condition has improved. 2) used for saying that you blame someone or something for something bad that happened The railway… …   English dictionary

  • thanks to — preposition because of; normally used with a positive connotation, though it can be used sarcastically. Amy was given a scholarship thanks to her excellent grades …   Wiktionary

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