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meet and greet

1. adjective (hyphenated and used before a noun) Typified by a notable figure socializing with members of the public, the press, or guests in attendance. The meet-and-greet gala is being held to promote the presidential nominee's public profile and help drum up support ahead of the November election.
2. noun An event or reception in which a notable figure socializes with members of the public, the press, or guests in attendance. The normally media-shy singer is holding a meet and greet to help raise awareness for her newest charity campaign.
See also: and, greet, meet

greet someone or something with something

to welcome someone or something with something; to accost someone or something with something upon arrival. I greeted her with a large bouquet of roses. The sun greeted the day with bright rays of light.
See also: greet

welcome someone into something

 and welcome someone in
to greet one as one is ushered into something or some place. The Franklins welcomed us into their home. Please welcome in our new members.
See also: welcome

greet/welcome somebody/something with open arms

to be very pleased to see someone, or to be very pleased with something new I was rather nervous about meeting my boyfriend's parents, but they welcomed me with open arms. Our company greeted the arrival of the Internet with open arms.
See also: arm, greet, open
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If anyone says to you 'may death be upon you' then you would not greet them with 'peace be with you'.
This is the most common use of as'salamu alaikum and when someone greets you, then you should greet him or her back with more by saying as'salamu alaikum wa rahmatullah he wa barakatuhu -- meaning 'peace be upon you and peace and blessings of Allah be upon you'.
Tyseley depot was part of the Great Western Railway, and many firemen and drivers came from Greet.
I would love to read more stories of Greet in the Sunday Mercury's Back In Time section.
The associates in our stores are encouraged to greet customers as they believe is appropriate.
All of us know someone who thinks a 'wet fish' handshake or a rib- crushing bear hug is the perfect way to greet someone.
A spokesman for Office Angels said: 'Knowing how to greet colleagues and clients can be a difficult business, with most office workers having made a greeting blunder at some point.
Stop what you are doing, stand up and come forward to meet and greet the individual.
If you have ever watched her show, she always gets up from behind her desk and walks around to meet and greet her guest by extending a welcoming hand which is accompanied by an infectious smile.
i love meet and greet brings together over 80 years of meet and greet experience in a team which includes the individuals who brought the first ever meet and greet parking operation to Gatwick Airport.
The Olivia Greets Patient Check-in Solution allows busy healthcare clinics, doctors' offices and hospitals to streamline the check-in process similar to how airline companies have added check-in kiosks for customers to use.
Greet Street's E-greetings service will be a click away for subscribers who are composing or replying to E-mail messages.
Greet Street, a leading developer of Dynamic Messaging products and services for online businesses and consumers, announced today that they will be demonstrating their new E-greetings(R) E-mail products on-stage this week at the Internet Showcase, an exclusive show dedicated to the Internet's hottest new products and services.
Sgt Tim Donovan, who heads the Greets Green neighbourhood team, said: "We are extremely pleased with the terms of the dispersal order.
The average system pays for itself in four and a half months and consists of the Olivia Greets touch-screen panel and customizable avatar, as well as Telephone Answering Services that enable the system to complement or completely replace the receptionist position.