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much obliged

FORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase much obliged

Meaning

You can say this if you want to thank somebody very politely or formally.

For example

  • After he'd helped her, she said, "I'm much obliged, Mr President."

  • When the judge agreed to release my client on bail, I gave a little bow and said, "Much obliged, Your Honour."

Quick Quiz

The Minister says "Much obliged" when thanking

a. high-ranking officials

b. waiters and drivers

c. his wife and kids

Contributor: Matt Errey