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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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The recent preem of Michael Mann's "Collateral" saw star Tom Cruise dazzling a shrieking 3,000-strong Leicester Square crowd: He glad-handed ardent fans for a staggering two hours, 50 minutes --a new personal best--signed autographs and chatted on hastily dialed mobile phones.
Curly (Kevin Kennedy), hairdresser Maxine (Tracy Shaw) Vera (Liz Dawn) Martin (Sean Wilson) and Ashley (Steven Arnold), glad-handed the royals for the bash to mark the 10th anniversary of the Press Complaints Commission.
He glad-handed Fred the Red before settling into his seat in the away dugout.
Upon returning to campus, they were glad-handed and back-slapped up and down Bruin Walk.
After FIFA President Sepp Blatter glad-handed Russian PM Vladimir Putin, England bosses yesterday accused FIFA of treachery.
Mandela glad-handed Victoria Beckham when the Spice Girls toured the country and described that encounter as one of the most exciting moments of his life.