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Difference between Do someone honor and Do the honors

do someone honor

1. pay deserved tribute to a person:

  • Twenty heads of state attended the Queen’s coronation to do her honor.

2. (of smb.’s action or behavior) add to a person’s reputation (also: do someone credit):

  • Her behavior in such a difficult situation does her honor.

do the honorsact as the host; serve one’s guests:

  • You do the honors and pour out the tea while I bring in the cakes.