English version

owe somebody an explanation/apology

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishowe somebody an explanation/apologyowe somebody an explanation/apologySORRY/APOLOGIZEto feel that you should give someone an explanation of why you did something, or say you are sorry You owe him an apology. owe
Examples from the Corpus
owe somebody an explanation/apologyAt the same time I felt I was owed an explanation.I guess I owe her an apology.I think these people who said those hateful things about him owe him an apology.In light of this, do you feel you owe the world an apology?Of course, a decision not to have children is a legitimate choice, and whoever makes it owes no explanation.You owe him an apology for misjudging him and suspecting his motives at every turn.At the very least a clear case is owed a clear explanation if it is rejected.I think you owe an apology to Clegg.
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