greet with open arms

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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Louis Moult, with Wilkin's connections, is a player I would greet with open arms having fired his way into the limelight with 14 goals this term.