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I owe you one!

This page is about the idiom I owe you one!



You can say "I owe you one!" when someone has done something for you and you'd be happy to return the favour one day.

For example

  • Thanks for helping me out, Bob. I owe you one!

  • "I owe you one!" said Malik after I'd told him to sell his shares just before the market collapsed.

Quick Quiz

Johnny was very grateful and said "Man, I really owe you one!" after I'd

a. saved his drowning son

b. passed him the salt

c. opened the door for him
a) saved his drowning son b) passed him the salt c) opened the door for him

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey