English version

no thanks to somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishno thanks to somebody/somethingno thanks to somebody/somethingspoken an expression meaning ‘in spite of’, used when someone should have helped you but did not It was no thanks to you that we managed to win the game. thanks
Examples from the Corpus
no thanks to somebody/somethingShe didn't think that there was anything broken ... but no thanks to Johnny, she thought bitterly.Glorious because they came away with a victory over Rosslyn Park ... but no thanks to the quagmire at the Kingsholm ground.Everyone got out safely, no thanks to the smoke alarm - its batteries were dead.
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