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glad-hand

tv. to greet someone effusively. (The hand is the hand that is offered to quickly to each person who is greeted.) The senator was glad-handing everyone in sight.
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It may still be his Government, he may be able to make promises to Iraqi and Afghani governments, glad-hand the Libyans and make climate deals with the rest of the G8.
Bush comes to Chicago to glad-hand and speak at a dinner for like-minded conservatives.
Contrast glad-hand Willie McCrea, the DUP's Country and Western defence against Daniel O'Donnell.
Hasselbaink may have the fans on his back but the Leeds players gave him the glad-hand and the high-fives at setting up Smith's easily taken strike.
The star nipped into HarperCollins the other day to glad-hand executives.
Traditionally contests last for three and a bit weeks, but the demands of rolling 24-hour news and the fashion for criss-crossing the country to glad-hand carefully selected ``ordinary'' folk is gruelling for all concerned.
The two players were hoping to glad-hand Britain's up-and-coming artists - and no doubt pick up a discount or two - at tonight's first birthday party of The Saatchi Gallery.
Gwyther, who'll be on BBC Three's Liquid News tonight, adds that the rogue peer tried - unsuccessfully - to glad-hand another singing punter, Robbie Williams.
Then Ferguson would have been left to tour the globe and glad-hand on corporate United business when he obviously still wants to be involved at a deeper level.
Either way, HBO's post-ceremony party will be the Hot Ticket, to glad-hand the winners and/or grouse with the losers about the stinking academy.
As Lynn Imergoot, the assistant athletic director at Washington University, sees it, a woman applying for the position of athletic director is at an immediate disadvantage, "because she won't ever be able to smoke cigars with the football glad-hands.
Most operatives in GOP politics agree he is probably the best retail politician in the field, and so week after week, Perry attends small events where he speaks off the cuff and glad-hands before and after.