(someone) owes (someone) an apology

"I owe you an apology" means "I think I should apologize to you." You say this when you realize that you did something wrong, and you want to say that you're sorry.

You can also say this to other people if they've done something wrong. For example, you can say this to a child who took a toy from another child:

Kai, I think you owe Nelly an apology.

This phrase appears in these lessons: