honor (someone's) check

honor (someone's) check

To give one money in exchange for a check from someone; to cash a check from someone. The bank said they couldn't honor your check because you didn't have enough funds in your account.
See also: check, honor

honor someone's check

to accept someone's personal check in payment of an obligation. The clerk at the store wouldn't honor my check. I had to pay cash. The bank didn't honor your check when I tried to deposit it. Please give me cash.
See also: check, honor