Green’s Dictionary of Slang

thanks... phr.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

thanks a bunch (also ...bundle ) [? ironic use of SE bunch as many, thus ‘many thanks’]

thank you very much, often ironic.

[US]H. Ellison Rockabilly (1963) 62: By the way, thanks a bunch, Rapunzel.
[Ire]H. Leonard Time Was (1981) Act II: And thanks a bundle.
[US]G. Swarthout Skeletons 33: Thanks a bunch.
[UK]F. Taylor Auf Wiedersehen Pet Two 170: Thanks a bunch.
[Can]M. Atwood Cat’s Eye (1989) 258: Thanks a bundle.
[US]Tarantino & Avery Pulp Fiction [film script] 124: And Jimmie, thanks a bunch.
[UK](con. 1950s) J. Byrne Slab Boys [film script] 73: Fancied whit, a heart attack? Thanks a bundle.
[UK]J.J. Connolly Layer Cake 184: Top of the morning to ya, Gene, thanks a bunch, thanks a fuckin million.
thanks a heap

(orig. US) thank you very much, occas. ironic.

[US]Motion Picture 9 133: .Blue-eyed Betty. — Thanks a heap for the fee. Your poem was passed to the Editor.
[US]Amer. Legion Auxiliary 1 8: Thanks a heap, girls, for going out into this heat and bringing in these last necessary members.
[US]L.E. Theiss Mail Pilot of Caribbean 148: ‘You be my guest tonight. And if our home pleases you, make it your Havana home.’ ‘Thanks a heap,’ said Ginger.
[US]M. Worthington Sally, Army Dietician 205: Thanks a heap, Lucy. I’ll go over to quarters and [...] wait for Bill to call.
[US]C. Martin Cowboy Charley 11: Thanks a heap, Nelson.
[US](con. 1960s) R. Price Wanderers 42: Thanks a fuckin’ heap, Lenny. I knew I could count on you.
thanks a million

1. thanks a mil.

2. thank you very much, often ironic.

[US]W.R. Burnett Little Men, Big World 216: The driver took the bill, starting slightly when he saw its denomination. ‘Okay, mister. Thanks a million.’.
[UK]G. Lambert Inside Daisy Clover (1966) 220: ‘Thanks a million,’ I said.
[US]P. Thomas Down These Mean Streets (1970) 72: Thanks a mil, sir.
[NZ]P. Wilson N.Z. Jack 187: Thanks a million, Fred.
[UK]J.J. Connolly Layer Cake 184: Top of the morning to ya, Gene, thanks a bunch, thanks a fuckin million.
thanks a pile (also ...shitpotful)

(Irish) thank you very much, often ironic.

[US]D. Ponicsan Last Detail 157: Thanks a shitpotful.
[Ire]P. McCabe Breakfast on Pluto 60: Thanks a whole pile, fucking Whiskers!
thanks for nothing

a phr. of annoyance and contempt.

[UK] ‘’Arry on His Critics’ in Punch 17 Dec. 280/2: Well, thankye for nothing, my joker.
thanks for the buggy-ride

(US) thank you; the inference is usu. sarcastic.

[US]Maines & Grant Wise-crack Dict. 15/1: Thanks for the buggy ride – You’re crazy.
[UK]E. Glyn Flirt and Flapper 132: : Flapper: Billy Banks offered her only a Ranch in California — and she said ‘Thanks for the buggy ride!’.
[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 1215: [...] C.20.

In exclamations