Origin of thank-you
Examples from the Web for thank-you
If you smoked Colombian weed in the 1970s and 1980s, I owe you a thank-you card.
The recreation therapy department afterward sent the club a thank-you note.
With the NYPD under fire for its stop-and-frisk policy, Michael Daly says we owe them a thank-you.VMAs Red Carpet in Brooklyn Wouldn’t Have Been Possible Without NYPD|Michael Daly|August 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fans of the new system should drop a thank-you note to Justice Roberts and the four other Supremes who decided Citizens United.Mitt Romney Clinches: What We Learned From 2012 Republican Race|Michelle Cottle|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Why would colleges value something as simple as a thank-you note so strongly?
Instead of a thank-you the man smiled—but only slightly—and shook his iron-grey head—but almost imperceptibly.The Shadow of a Man|E. W. Hornung
But the rascal laps it all up, as a cat porridge, without so much as a wag of the tail for Thank-you.Lore of Proserpine|Maurice Hewlett
She served him unwillingly and grabbed his occasional Trinkgelds with scarcely a thank-you.Villa Elsa|Stuart Henry
He dropped these new gifts at her feet and ran away without even waiting for her thank-you.A Chinese Wonder Book|Norman Hinsdale Pitman
He first wrote courteous, carefully worded "thank-you" letters to the president, vice-president, and department head.Certain Success|Norval A. Hawkins