do the honors

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Definition of do the honors

: to do the actions performed by a host or hostess My mother cooks a big turkey for Thanksgiving every year, and when it comes to carving, my father does the honors at the table. The Ambassador did the honors by introducing the guest speaker.

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“Do the honors.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20the%20honors. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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