pay respects

pay respects
pay (your) respects to express your admiration or friendly feeling for someone.

First I paid my respects to her parents and then went into to town to see some other people.

Fans waited in the cold to pay their final respects to this fine athlete.

Usage notes: sometimes used in the form pay your final respects - to express your admiration for someone who has died

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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