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give (one) the glad hand
To address one in a friendly manner, often when it is feigned or false. I don't think she actually likes me, so she must have given me the glad hand when she seemed so happy to see me.
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give someone the glad handoffer someone a warm and hearty, but often insincere, greeting or welcome. informal
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