Idiom:  owe it to someone


Idiom:  owe it to someone to do something

  • you have an obligation or duty to do something for someone

Example sentences

  • You owe it to yourself to take better care of your health.
  • My son owes it to me to tell the truth about what he spent his college tuition on.
  • I really owe it to you for taking over my shift at the last minute Friday night.
  • After working everyday for the past 18 months you owe it to yourself to take a vacation.
  • If feel like I owe it to my girlfriend to not break up with her during finals. I don't want to cause her more stress.
  • Sorry but I can't go with you. I owe it to my mom to be home for Thanksgiving this year.
  • I think our boss owes it to us to say whether the company is going to do major layoffs.
  • It was so difficult but I owed it to my wife to move on and get a divorce when I felt there was nothing I could do to repair our marriage.
  • You owe it to me to be honest doctor. Do you suspect I have cancer? 

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