guest of honor

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guest of honor

The main person being acknowledged at a particular function or event. It's your birthday, so you're the guest of honor! Let's put the guest of honor at the head of the table.
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guest of honor

a guest who gets special attention from everyone; the person for whom a party, celebration, or ceremony is given. Bob is the guest of honor, and many people will make speeches about him. The guest of honor sits at the front of the room on the dais.
See also: guest, honor, of