warm welcome

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warm welcome

A welcome to someone or something that is particularly enthusiastic and positive. The whole town turned out to give the returning war heroes a warm welcome. The new policy hasn't exactly gotten a warm welcome from citizens.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

warm welcome

A hearty, hospitable reception or greeting, as in We got a very warm welcome when we finally arrived. This expression, dating from the mid-1700s, should not be confused with the similar warm reception, which from about 1700 signified a hostile welcome, as in His rivals were planning a warm reception for him.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

warm welcome, a

An enthusiastic greeting. This term has been around since at least the mid-eighteenth century, and perhaps much longer. “Whoe’er has travell’d life’s dull round, May sigh to think he still has found the warmest welcome at an inn,” wrote William Shenstone (Written at an Inn at Henley, ca. 1763). A very similar cliché, a warm reception, often has just the opposite meaning—that is, a greeting full of hostility.
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The thought that the new chief might not tender him a warm reception was the other unpleasant thing.
All that troubled him but little; and he gave a warm reception every evening to the wine of the royal vintage of Chaillot, without a suspicion that several flasks of that same wine (somewhat revised and corrected, it is true, by Doctor Coictier), cordially offered to Edward IV.
"I say, this is a pretty warm reception for a poor lone wolf from the Arctic," the master said, while White Fang calmed down under his caressing hand.
Sir Henry laid his hand upon my arm, and remarked that it looked as though we were going to meet with a warm reception. Something in his tone attracted Infadoos' attention.
And the ape who recalled this wise counsel repeated it to several of his fellows, so that when Terkoz returned to the tribe that day he found a warm reception awaiting him.
As I rose to my feet I glanced hurriedly about the chamber in which I had just encountered such a warm reception. The prisoners and the savage brutes rested in their chains by the opposite wall eyeing me with varying expressions of curiosity, sullen rage, surprise, and hope.
It was not finished until evening; but, being done at last, that worthy person and the three friends adjourned in a hackney-coach to the private office of a justice, who, giving Mr Brass a warm reception and detaining him in a secure place that he might insure to himself the pleasure of seeing him on the morrow, dismissed the others with the cheering assurance that a warrant could not fail to be granted next day for the apprehension of Mr Quilp, and that a proper application and statement of all the circumstances to the secretary of state (who was fortunately in town), would no doubt procure Kit's free pardon and liberation without delay.
As they were sixteen in number, and well supplied with weapons and ammunition, they trusted to be able to give any marauding party a warm reception. Nothing occurred, however, to molest them on their voyage, and on the 8th of April they came in sight of Fort Osage.
This meant that we must take Big Alec on the open water, where he could see us coming and prepare for us one of the warm receptions for which he was noted.
Maryam Nawaz and she will be given warm reception at 15 different places in the city on August 06.
He also commended the state government for the warm reception given to him on arrival.
Birla said he was very delighted to see such a warm reception.
SSP Operations Muhammad Kashif Aslam, DSP Legal Hakim, DSP headquarters Mian Muhammad Iqbal Lashari along with senior police officers gave him a warm reception, official statement said.
Gadon also expressed surprise at the number of votes he had garnered, saying it did not reflect his popularity as shown by his 'warm reception' in out-of-town rallies as well as on social media.