show someone out

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show someone out

Also, show someone to the door. Escort someone who is leaving to the exit door, as in Thanks for coming; please excuse me for not showing you out, or Please show Mr. Smith to the door. [Second half of 1700s] Also see see out, def. 1; show someone the door.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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