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    How to say thanks

    Hello.

    I was looking for an idiom in English, which express some gratitude to smb for doing what they are asked to do. For example, "I [????] for reading my message."
    What can I say in that [???] field. I found an expression
    "my hat flips to you"..
    So can I say smth like " If you have read this all, I must admit that once again my hat flips to you".. ?
    Thanks :)

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    Re: How to say thanks

    If you said that to me, I would want to examine your strange hat most carefully.

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    Re: How to say thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    If you said that to me, I would want to examine your strange hat most carefully.
    Ok, then your suggestion could be...? :) Some kind of "take my hat off... "... and with "off before you / off for you"..?

    I just need some advice, what to use in such sentence.. :)

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    Re: How to say thanks

    I take my hat off to ...' is a somwhat dated expression of respect for someone. I am afraid that I cannot think of any idiomatic expressions for 'thank you'. There are the formal 'I am/will be in your debt' or 'I (would) appreciate ..' and the very informal 'ta' and 'cheers'.

    Some less geriatiric member may be able to help.

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    Re: How to say thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Muminators View Post
    Hello.

    I was looking for an idiom in English, which express some gratitude to smb for doing what they are asked to do. For example, "I [????] for reading my message."
    What can I say in that [???] field. I found an expression
    "my hat flips to you"..
    So can I say smth like " If you have read this all, I must admit that once again my hat flips to you".. ?
    Thanks :)
    You can say the following sentence:

    I appreciate your consideration.

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    Re: How to say thanks

    Ok guys, thanks a lot. So I really appreciate your consideration and take my hat off to you :))
    Have a nice day!: )

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    Re: How to say thanks

    You'll see Hat tip to xxxx used on blogs as a way of crediting a source.

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    Smile Re: How to say thanks

    How about:


    My gratitude will never end.

    My gratitude will be tangible.

    My gratitude will shake the very foundations of the earth.



    (These are, of course, NOT idioms.)

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    Exclamation Re: How to say thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Muminators View Post
    Hello.

    I was looking for an idiom in English, which express some gratitude to smb for doing what they are asked to do. For example, "I [????] for reading my message."

    Thanks :)

    What about "much obliged"? sometimes I hear this expression, but we need an answer from a native speaker here.

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    Re: How to say thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by easybreakable View Post
    What about "much obliged"? sometimes I hear this expression, but we need an answer from a native speaker here.
    I would use that as a response:

    Easybreakable: I have found what you were looking for.
    Me: Much obliged.

    To me, it's an informal way of saying Thank you.

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