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glad-hand

tv. to greet someone effusively. (The hand is the hand that is offered to quickly to each person who is greeted.) The senator was glad-handing everyone in sight.
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It may still be his Government, he may be able to make promises to Iraqi and Afghani governments, glad-hand the Libyans and make climate deals with the rest of the G8.
Bush comes to Chicago to glad-hand and speak at a dinner for like-minded conservatives.
He thought it was more important to use time off to travel round the constituencies rather than glad-hand at the conference.
Contrast glad-hand Willie McCrea, the DUP's Country and Western defence against Daniel O'Donnell.
Traditionally contests last for three and a bit weeks, but the demands of rolling 24-hour news and the fashion for criss-crossing the country to glad-hand carefully selected ``ordinary'' folk is gruelling for all concerned.
The two players were hoping to glad-hand Britain's up-and-coming artists - and no doubt pick up a discount or two - at tonight's first birthday party of The Saatchi Gallery.
Gwyther, who'll be on BBC Three's Liquid News tonight, adds that the rogue peer tried - unsuccessfully - to glad-hand another singing punter, Robbie Williams.
Then Ferguson would have been left to tour the globe and glad-hand on corporate United business when he obviously still wants to be involved at a deeper level.
Either way, HBO's post-ceremony party will be the Hot Ticket, to glad-hand the winners and/or grouse with the losers about the stinking academy.
As Lynn Imergoot, the assistant athletic director at Washington University, sees it, a woman applying for the position of athletic director is at an immediate disadvantage, "because she won't ever be able to smoke cigars with the football glad-hands.