pay (one's) last respects

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pay (one's) last respects

To show or express one's respect for someone who has died, especially by attending his or her funeral, wake, memorial service, etc. Anyone who wishes to pay their last respects to my husband is welcome to do so at the viewing this Saturday, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
See also: last, pay, respect
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Worst of all is when you go to a funeral to pay your last respects and a smoker commits sacrilege in the churchyard.
You walk into the church to pay your last respects.