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    Question I am your debtor.

    Hi Everyone,

    I just registered, so greetings to Everyone.
    England is a very fine country, I like it here.
    I am Polish, I came to the UK recently.

    I was wondering if there is some kind of an idiom (didn't find
    it on the idiom's web page) to express we owe something to someone?
    I keep repeating "I owe you a beer...", but I fear I will finally go bancrupt
    by buying beers

    In Polish when someone helps us we say:
    "I am your debtor...."

    Is this also correct in English? Can we use this kind of an expression
    in other situations than financial?

    Thanks in advance for help.
    Richard

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    Default Re: I am your debtor.

    Quote Originally Posted by rysiekmus View Post
    I keep repeating "I owe you a beer...", but I fear I will finally go bancrupt
    by buying beers

    Quote Originally Posted by rysiekmus View Post
    In Polish when someone helps us we say:
    "I am your debtor...."

    Is this also correct in English? Can we use this kind of an expression
    in other situations than financial?
    "I am indebted to you" can be used in situations other than financial, I believe.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: I am your debtor.

    "I owe you one" can be used in almost any situation.

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    Thumbs up Re: I am your debtor.

    Hi Everyone,

    thank you very much for your help

    Regards

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    Default Re: I am your debtor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "I owe you one" can be used in almost any situation.
    ... or even just 'I owe you' [this is quite informal, but would avoid the possible expense due to alcoholic interpretations of 'one' ]

    b

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