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.
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March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its fourth year, Carpet One Floor & Home once again rolls out the welcome mats for breast cancer research and awareness with the Spring 2008 Carpet One Floor & Home Welcomes Your Support Campaign.