glad hand


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*glad hand

Fig. an overly friendly welcome; a symbol of insincere attention. (*Typically: get ~; give someone ∼.) Whenever I go into that store, I get the glad hand. I hate to go to a party and get the glad hand.
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glad hand

A warm and hearty but often insincere welcome or greeting, as in Politicians are apt to give the glad hand to one and all. [Slang; late 1800s]
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Other glad hand and air brake locks available on the market today do not have what it takes to realistically outsmart a potential thief and truly protect the vulnerable areas on a tractor/trailer," said John Detlefsen, executive vice president of Gabriel Technologies.
Do the millions who visit the Taj Mahal hope to glad hand the maharajahs.
The Salvo[TM] Chock is an interlocking wheel chock designed for restraint of straight trucks and other vehicles that cannot be locked out with a glad hand lock.
It will have been she who brought the kids up while her husband pursued his career' she who waited at home while he was out on the hustings' she who helped him stuff envelopes and glad hand strangers.
A new glad hand lock that prevents a trailer from being connected to a tractor has been added to the War Lok family of products from Gabriel Technologies of Omaha, Nebraska.
And now, so many glad hands later, I am interviewing her myself, fiddling with the little tape recorder, knocking over the iced tea, getting small bits of bread crumb on the steno pad.
Also, both trailers do not have rear glad hands to hook up air lines needed to operate the air-over-hydraulic brakes on following trailers.