hold court

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Xanila explained that this was one of the anterooms off the main throneroom in which the king was accustomed to hold court with his entire retinue.
The National Association of Demolition Contractors (NADC) will hold court with its Annual Convention, taking place at The Mirage resort and casino in Las Vegas March 28-31.
Standing a few feet away, Patty Schwade smiles, watching the queen of the club hold court.