do the honors

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do the honors

To act as a host. Why don't you do the honors and greet people at the door? I'll take their coats.
See also: honor

do the honors

Act as a host or hostess, performing introductions and otherwise attending to guests. For example, At home Mary leaves it to Bill to do the honors when they have guests. This expression uses honors in the sense of "courtesy." [Mid-1600s]
See also: honor