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pay (one) respect

To demonstrate respect, honor, or admiration for one. The problem with kids these days is that they don't pay their parents any respect. As a society, we've got to start paying our elders more respect.
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pay someone respect

to honor someone; to have and show respect for someone. You really should pay your boss more respect. We have to pay our parents a lot of respect.
See also: pay, respect
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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