glad-hander


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glad-hander

One who is apt to address people in a friendly manner, often when it is feigned or false. I don't think she actually likes me—she seems like a real glad-hander.

glad-hander

n. someone who displays effusive friendship, typically a politician. (See comment at glad-hand.) The glad-handers were out in full force at the Independence Day parade.
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Peter Osgood, a former Chelsea hero, went on the pitch at half-time to make a presentation with Leicester's old star and present glad-hander Alan Birchenall.
Harding was a glad-hander who liked men and loved women; that is the Clinton persona.
He also reminds me of someone I know, a coffee addict who is never in repose." Artist Terry Allen envisioned the grinning glad-hander as a greeter for conventioneers, and everyone else who frequents Yerba Buena Gardens, at Third and Mission streets.
The loopy matriarch of the tribe, 86-year-old Granny Catchprice, had wanted a flower garden but she married glad-hander Cacka and they started a chicken farm instead, and then a G.M.
Now he has to make sure he stresses the point about "entrepreneurial flair and good ideas" and is allowed to become more than just a hundred-grand-a-year glad-hander.
Pink writes, "To the smart set, sales is an endeavor that requires little intellectual throw weight--a task for slick glad-handers who skate through life on a shoeshine and a smile"--and deception, of course.
And as the former Blues midfielder issued a rallying cry to target the top four, starting today against Stoke, Di Matteo conceded he was not one of football's glad-handers.
Maybe you're thinking today that it's time to reassess, and to glad-hand the glad-handers, no matter where they're from.
Tagg is often portrayed as a curmudgeon by Stateside hacks more used to glad-handers, and he seems to relish playing up to the preconceptions.
The new breed, however, is somewhat of a hybrid between the purely fact-based decision proponents and the old-school glad-handers.
As young as the soldiers were, their radar was acute enough to sniff out frauds and glad-handers. They saved their confidences for other soldiers.
Some maintain databases, some join groups (social or professional), some are good at selling new services to existing clients, while other are great glad-handers, who excel at securing new clients.
You know, the second-tier glad-handers. You know, like all those other seasons.