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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While many hospitals around the country struggle with the nursing shortage, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System is rolling out the welcome mat for the freshest minds in nursing.
Alabama is head and shoulders above other states in rolling out the welcome mat for competitive companies.
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