do the honors

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

do play
  1. : to bring to pass : carry out

  2. : put

  3. : perform, execute

  1. : fuss, ado

  2. : deed, duty

  3. : a festive get-together : affair, party

  1. : the first tone of the major scale in solfège

honor play honors
  1. : good name or public esteem : reputation

  2. : a showing of usually merited respect : recognition

  3. : privilege

  1. : to regard or treat (someone) with admiration and respect : to regard or treat with honor

  2. : to give special recognition to : to confer honor on

  3. : to live up to or fulfill the terms of


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