glad-hander


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glad-hander

n. someone who displays effusive friendship, typically a politician. (See comment at glad-hand.) The glad-handers were out in full force at the Independence Day parade.
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WORLD VIEW: The Glad-Hander & The Egghead (All editions).
I respect people who shrug off the pressure and who don't get caught up in themselves when they get a lot of attention,'' said McNown, who never met a glad-hander he didn't eye warily.
No glad-hander at casinos or baby-kissing on the campaign trail.
Pink writes, "To the smart set, sales is an endeavor that requires little intellectual throw weight--a task for slick glad-handers who skate through life on a shoeshine and a smile"--and deception, of course.
And as the former Blues midfielder issued a rallying cry to target the top four, starting today against Stoke, Di Matteo conceded he was not one of football's glad-handers.
Maybe you're thinking today that it's time to reassess, and to glad-hand the glad-handers, no matter where they're from.
Contacts embedded deep within the drinking dens of the Foreign Office tell me that Tel's shadowy government glad-handers had been frantically but unsuccessfully trying to get a whiff of the way the ill-scented Whitehall wind was blowing on the repulsive Mugabe in order to re-calibrate the ol' moral compass.
Tagg is often portrayed as a curmudgeon by Stateside hacks more used to glad-handers, and he seems to relish playing up to the preconceptions.
Some of its local glad-handers took me for a three-hour tour of an Easter egg factory, and let me assure you that was exactly as stimulating as it sounds.
Unfortunately, as soon as we found ourselves ensconced in the VVVIP area, things turned chillier as she was swamped with glad-handers.
The rules and taxes heaped upon them by the union glad-handers on the City Council are too daunting to operate under.
During a news conference Friday in Burbank, Holyfield announced that next Saturday he's going to do the same to Lennox Lewis, another somewhat gentlemanly fellow in a sport populated with thugs, braggarts, criminals, glad-handers, con men and patsies.