the red carpet treatment

the red carpet treatment

A welcome or reception marked by great or elaborate hospitality, ceremony, or fanfare. Since Jake is their only child, Robert and Sarah give him the red-carpet treatment whenever he returns home from college. I don't expect the red-carpet or anything, but it would be nice to be greeted with a little more enthusiasm than that! She's one of our most loyal customers, so be sure she gets the red-carpet treatment whenever she comes into the store.
See also: carpet, red, treatment

*red-carpet treatment

Fig. very special treatment; royal treatment. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I love to go to fancy stores where I get the red-carpet treatment. The queen expects to get the red-carpet treatment wherever she goes.
See also: treatment