roll out the welcome mat (for someone)

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roll out the welcome mat (for someone)

To welcome someone with a warm or elaborate display of friendliness and hospitality. My auntie always rolls out the welcome mat whenever we call around for a visit. The principal likes to roll out the welcome mat for new teachers every autumn, so they can start off the school year on a positive note.
See also: mat, out, roll, welcome
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CROKE PARK last night rolled out the welcome mat and invited RUC officers to become GAA stars.
Benward added, "New York City has already rolled out the welcome mat to the band and each of our families and we are looking forward to bringing a piece of New York to our fans and radio stations across the country this summer.
Packard Bell has literally rolled out the welcome mat to on-line visitors.