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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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