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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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glad-handed and bear-hugged everyone in sight, then joked about his distribution deal, which is completely independent of the studio system.
Sincere but not too earnest, effortlessly charming, he glad-handed local worthies and told them how pleased he was, adding sagely that there was a lot of hard work ahead.
Curly (Kevin Kennedy), hairdresser Maxine (Tracy Shaw) Vera (Liz Dawn) Martin (Sean Wilson) and Ashley (Steven Arnold), glad-handed the royals for the bash to mark the 10th anniversary of the Press Complaints Commission.
There was no complaint as he glad-handed with adoring fans, went through the circuit of interviews and coped with what Clive James called "pressure like an iron helmet".
When Obama entered the back of the House chamber and glad-handed his way up to the podium, he was met by a familiar Texas face: U.
He glad-handed Fred the Red before settling into his seat in the away dugout.
Rick Osterhout glad-handed his way through the pre-game Autzen Stadium crowd Saturday with the skill of a politician, offering occasional high-fives to rabid Duck fans.
Upon returning to campus, they were glad-handed and back-slapped up and down Bruin Walk.
After FIFA President Sepp Blatter glad-handed Russian PM Vladimir Putin, England bosses yesterday accused FIFA of treachery.
Mandela glad-handed Victoria Beckham when the Spice Girls toured the country and described that encounter as one of the most exciting moments of his life.