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The word is on the tip of my tongue and I'm pretty sure it ends with "ie or y."

The idea is a friend had a gracious attitude when I did something stupid, so now I want to return the favor. So I want to say, "it's ok, I owe you a ____".

Something along the lines of a free pass. But there's a slang (I think) word for this that I'm trying to think of.

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    You owe them a favour?
    – WS2
    Feb 25, 2015 at 22:09
  • Urban Dictionary suggests immunity as a synonym for free pass but that wouldn't really fit here.
    – Andrew Leach
    Feb 25, 2015 at 22:12
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    I owe you a freebie?
    – user66974
    Feb 25, 2015 at 22:17
  • shoulder to cry on? a hearing? a biggie? Feb 26, 2015 at 1:49
  • According to Merriam-Webster, a gimme is "a short putt in golf conceded to an opponent in casual or match play." Also from golf, a mulligan is "a free shot sometimes given a golfer in informal play when the previous shot was poorly played."
    – Sven Yargs
    Feb 27, 2015 at 6:19

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Freebie:

noun

informal
A thing that is provided or given free of charge:

ODO

It's OK, I owe you a freebie.

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Mercy is an appropriate word.

Merriam Webster defines it as:

"kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly"

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I am not sure about this one.But courtesy might fit your description.

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  • Why don't you describe why you think your suggestion is a good fit? You could quote a dictionary and then tie back that definition to the needs expressed in the original question.
    – Dan Bron
    Mar 13, 2015 at 17:32
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Compensation would work I guess

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    Hello, 0x2B, and welcome to EL&U. Your answer seems as reasonable as some of the other suggestions here, but you can strengthen it by adding a definition (ideally a linked one) from a reputable reference work that indicates why compensation might be suitable. Thanks!
    – Sven Yargs
    May 12, 2015 at 23:03

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