have oneself to thank,
to be personally to blame; have the responsibility:
The citizens have only themselves to thank for corruption in government.
because of; owing to:
Thanks to good organization and hard work, the benefit concert was a great success.
thank you, (used interjectionally to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment, as for a gift, favor, service, or courtesy).
(noun) Middle English:
favorable thought, goodwill, gratitude, (in singular and plural) expression of thanks; Old English thanc
(in singular) expression of thanks, orig., thought, thoughtfulness; (v.) Middle English thanken, Old English thancian
(cognate with Dutch, German danken
); akin to think1
thanker, nounrethank, verb (used with object)unthanked, adjectiveunthanking, adjective