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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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For those not in the know, Dunne-Heap is chair of the Tory Retail and Consumer Goods Group, a glad-handing club of such monumental ineffectuality it makes the Mexican Ministry of Epidemiology look razor-sharp.
Perry back to Iowa Fair, now stumping for Romney (CNN): "A year ago in Des Moines, Iowa, Texas governor Rick Perry worked the Midwest crowd, glad-handing his way to voter approval for his own 2012 presidential bid.
school Club have Such dogged loyalty from a sporting "president" to a bloodthirsty dictator may seem strange - even Sepp Blatter might think twice about glad-handing Colonel Gaddafi on current form.
My election promise to the five candidates contesting Berwickupon-Tweed is simple: I will vote for whichever one of you stops glad-handing and baby-kissing long enough to use whatever influence you claim to have with your fine Westminster friends to make BT justify the hundreds of millions of taxpayer money promoting an unwarranted monopoly while providing a largely nonexistent service.
For what is a man if he ends up glad-handing and dishing out Ferrero Rochers in a football club blazer?
By last count, he did the glad-handing rubber-chicken thingie more than a half-dozen times summer in N.
We've become a society almost accustomed to seeing the most blue-blooded members of our aristocracy knocking back pints in back street boozers and glad-handing it with the common man on the high street.
installed but not yet of But such logic evades David Cameron who sees himself as some sort of global glad-handing dispenser of money he hasn't got.
The glad-handing, backslapping Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York isn't anything like Billy Graham.
US: Mitt Romney courted the NASCAR vote on Saturday, glad-handing race fans and posing for pictures with drivers, but a rain delay denied the Republican White House hopeful a chance to announce: "Drivers, start your engines
Hirst was an impeccably-dressed charmer, glad-handing all within touching distance, oozing confidence and bonhomie, a stellar presence at any shindig, who'd assembled an impressive network of contacts, including Paul Abrey, of the British Consul.
Meanwhile, former team-mates were trousering eight times as much merely for glad-handing punters in Tottenham's executive boxes.
THE mud in the gardens was almost warm on that glad-handing morning before Christmas when the ground should have been frosted and hard, waiting with maidenly patience for the sky to fill with snow.
Look afar for new markets FALLING bloodstock prices in Britain and Ireland could open up a fresh market in Malaysia, if someone took the trouble to look at marketing and glad-handing among the right people there.
The glamour of glad-handing the sporting superstar while juggling your glass of bubbly far outweighs the everyday problems of constituents and it's far easier for the rhetoric of "legacy" to erase the reality of public funding.