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pay (one's) last respects

To show or express one's respect for someone who has died, especially by attending their 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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pay someone (for something) (with something)

to make payment with something to someone for something or for doing something. I will pay you for the loan you made me with the money I get from selling my car. I will pay you with a check.


one's last respects (to someone) to go to someone's funeral. I paid my last respects to Mr. Kantor yesterday. Scores of people came to pay their last respects.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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