Meaning of pay one's last respects in English:

pay one's last respects

phrase

  • Show respect towards a dead person by attending their funeral.

    ‘He had many friends in the area and they all attended his funeral to pay their last respects to the popular Jim.’
    • ‘This week thousands of people will be expected to pay their last respects during the funerals on Wednesday.’
    • ‘His burial took place in Ballybracken Cemetery where a large crowd attended to pay their last respects.’
    • ‘Huge crowds attended to pay their last respects to a very popular gentleman.’
    • ‘Mourners paid their last respects at the funeral of a teenager who died after playing in a football match.’
    • ‘Nearly 300 plantation workers, young people and villagers attended to pay their last respects.’
    • ‘Many police officers, businessmen and members of the public attended the ceremonies to pay their last respects.’
    • ‘Thousands thronged the streets of Paris at his funeral to pay their last respects.’
    • ‘Large crowds attended on both days to pay their last respects to Michael.’
    • ‘Hundreds turned out for her funeral at Strandhill Church last Sunday to pay their last respects.’