do\ the\ honors
v. phr.
To act as host or hostess (as in introducing guests, carving, or paying other attentions to guests.)

The president of the club will do the honors at the banquet.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • do the honors — {v. phr.} To act as host or hostess (as in introducing guests, carving, or paying other attentions to guests.) * /The president of the club will do the honors at the banquet./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do the honors — {v. phr.} To act as host or hostess (as in introducing guests, carving, or paying other attentions to guests.) * /The president of the club will do the honors at the banquet./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do the honors — do the task for the leader, fill in for the leader    The Mayor can t speak to us, so Mr. Kelly will do the honors …   English idioms

  • do the honors — ► do the honors informal perform a social duty for others, especially serve food or drink. Main Entry: ↑honor …   English terms dictionary

  • do the honors — verb act as the host and receive or introduce one s guests • Hypernyms: ↑host • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * I see honor II informal perform a social duty or s …   Useful english dictionary

  • do the honors — perform the duty of a host (when serving a drink etc.) Would you like to do the honors and pour everyone a glass of wine? …   Idioms and examples

  • do the honors — to perform social duties at an event. Jerry, I need to go into the kitchen for a moment, so why don t you do the honors and get Carol a drink? Usage notes: usually said about serving food and drinks or greeting and introducing guests …   New idioms dictionary

  • do the honors — idi to act as host, as in serving at the dinner table …   From formal English to slang

  • do the honors — verb a) Act as a host to guests b) Perform a duty …   Wiktionary

  • do the honors — Bestow honor (as on a guest), show civilities …   New dictionary of synonyms

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