glad

(redirected from gladding)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

glad tidings

Favorable, beneficial, or happy news. Usually used with the verbs "give" or "bring." The union leader brought glad tidings to the striking workers that their demands for pay increases had been accepted by the company's management.
See also: glad

be glad to see the back of (someone)

Be glad to see someone leave (usually because the speaker dislikes the person). Ed has been driving me nuts with requests, so I'll be glad to see the back of him when the construction is done on his office.
See also: back, glad, of, see

Am I glad to see you!

I am very glad to see you! (Not a question. There is a stress on I and another on you.) Bill: Well, I finally got here! John: Wow! Am I glad to see you! Tom (as Bill opens the door): Here I am, Bill. What's wrong? Bill: Boy, am I glad to see you! I need your help right now.
See also: glad, see

*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.
See also: glad, hand

(I'm) glad to hear it.

a phrase expressing pleasure at what the speaker has just said. Sally: We have a new car, finally. Mary: I'm glad to hear it. Tom: Is your sister feeling better? Bill: Oh, yes, thanks. Tom: Glad to hear it.
See also: glad, hear

(I'm) glad you could come.

 and (We're) glad you could come,
a phrase said by the host or hostess [or both] to a guest. Tom: Thank you so much for having me. Sally: We're glad you could come. John: Yes, we are. Bye. Bill: Bye. Sally: Bye, Bill. Glad you could come.
See also: come, could, glad

(I'm) glad you could drop by.

 and (We're) glad you could drop by.; (I'm) glad you could stop by.; (We're) glad you could stop by.
a phrase said by the host or hostess (or both) to a guest who has appeared suddenly or has come for only a short visit. Tom: Good—bye. Had a nice time. Mary: Thank you for coming, Tom. Glad you could drop by. Tom: Thank you so much for having me. Sally: We're glad you could drop by.
See also: could, drop, glad

(I'm) (very) glad to meet you.

a polite expression said to a person to whom one has just been introduced. (See also (I'm) pleased to meet you.) Mary: I'd like you to meet my brother, Tom. Bill: I'm very glad to meet you, Tom. Jane: Hi! I'm Jane. Bob: Glad to meet you. I'm Bob.
See also: glad, meet

give somebody the glad eye

  (British & Australian old-fashioned)
to look at someone in a way that makes it obvious that you are sexually attracted to them I think you have an admirer. That man in the corner is giving you the glad eye.
See also: eye, give, glad

your glad rags

  (old-fashioned)
the clothes that you wear when you are going somewhere special Put your glad rags on, we're going to a party.
See also: glad, rag

be [glad/happy/pleased etc.] to see the back of somebody/something

to be pleased when someone leaves or when something ends because you did not like them She was an absolute pain when she stayed with us and we were both really pleased to see the back of her. I'll be glad to see the back of this thesis. It's been going on far too long.
See also: back, of, see

give someone the once-over

Also, give someone the eye. Look or stare at someone with interest. For example, The new coach gave the team the once-over before introducing himself, or He gave her the eye and she blushed. The first expression, a colloquialism, generally implies a quick but comprehensive survey or assessment. The variant, a slangy usage sometimes amplified to give the glad eye, often signifies an inviting glance. [Early 1900s] Also see make eyes at.
See also: give

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]
See also: glad, hand

glad rags

Stylish clothes, as in Let's put on our glad rags and go out on the town. [Slang; late 1800s]
See also: glad, rag

glad

mod. alcohol intoxicated. After a few beers she was a mite glad.

glad rags

n. fancy clothes; best clothing. (see also rag.) I’ll get on my glad rags, and we’ll go out tonight.
See also: glad, rag

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.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Gladding failed to progress beyond the first round after sustaining a neck injury just days before her competition, following which she hinted her latest injury setback could signal the end of her career.
Waved my family & friends goodbye, a tear in my eye, hope in my heart & a dream of being an Olympian," Gladding said.
Gladding said: "It knocked me out instantly and sliced a layer of skin from the top of my head.
But most will argue it was a decision Gladding more than deserves.
Gladding firmly advices remembering that you too have choices and enjoy every bit of the experience.
The structure of the family is different now--more single parents, blended families and distant extended families, Gladding says.
About Gladding: Gladding was established in 1816 and is one of the leading texitle and wire manufacturers in the United States.
Remarkably, Gladding (below) was back on diving's highest board less than six months before top-ten finishes at the World Cup and European Championships this year marked a stunning comeback.
That ensured Great Britain would take two women platform divers to this summer's Games and, while Gladding must still qualify herself at the British Championships in June, she looks capable of doing that following yesterday's impressive outing.
Family resolutions can be fun and fulfilling in that they help you as a family see the year ahead," says Gladding, who has written several books on family and group counseling.
Gladding admitted to sufficient facts, but did not plead guilty to any of the charges against him.
Mr Gladding was born in London in 1914 and grew up in poverty after his father was badly injured in the First World War.
Gladding whether he was OK and told him help was on the way, and then Mr.
Father-of-four Shawn Gladding, aged 36, arrived "spitting with rage" after his nine-year-old son Lewis had twice gone home and said he had "got a hiding".
Gladding McBean, a division of Pacific Coast Building Products Inc.