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You owe me one

DEFINITION

Owing a favor. A favor will need to be repaid. A response after providing someone a favor, money or assistance of any kind, it implies that the person being helped will owe you a favor in return at some time in the future. Keeping track of what actions, money or promises were made by one person to another. (Compare to , Quid pro quo or Play it forward.)

“You’re not old enough to buy them but here’s a pack of cigarettes, now you owe me one.”

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