do the honors

idiom

: 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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Recent Examples on the Web But with Osborne passing before Lewandowski could rerecord his signature mandolin solo, Ellis was recruited to do the honors. Garret K. Woodward, Rolling Stone, 15 May 2024 Reba McEntire told Jennifer Hudson that she is fired up to host the ACM Awards for the 17th time on May 16th, especially after watching Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks do the honors last year. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 2 May 2024 At one of her July Eras shows in Kansas City, the musician unveiled a music video for the track starring Taylor Lautner and Joey King, both of whom joined her onstage to help do the honors. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 15 Mar. 2024 So asking Mayer to do the honors more than made sense. EW.com, 30 Jan. 2024 The three Raiders Super Bowl MVPs, Marcus Allen, Jim Plunkett, and Fred Biletnikoff, do the honors. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 11 Feb. 2024 And yet Turner and Nist have tapped Golden Bachelor contestant Susan Noles—whom Turner sent home on week five—to do the honors. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 4 Jan. 2024 As dad is usually too busy to do the honors, Vijay aka Hero appoints himself man of the house from an early age, taking this role very seriously if not at all wisely. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 2 Dec. 2023 Foo Fighters do the honors on the final night, with support from Queen of the Stone Age, Royal Blood, Heart, Nova Twins, High on Fire, The Offspring, Corey Taylor, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Simple Plan, Neck Deep, Madball, Rival Sons, Therapy?, Dimmu Borgir and many more. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 28 Nov. 2023

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