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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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We've become a society almost accustomed to seeing the most blue-blooded members of our aristocracy knocking back pints in back street boozers and glad-handing it with the common man on the high street.
installed but not yet of But such logic evades David Cameron who sees himself as some sort of global glad-handing dispenser of money he hasn't got.
The glad-handing, backslapping Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York isn't anything like Billy Graham.
school Club have Such dogged loyalty from a sporting "president" to a bloodthirsty dictator may seem strange - even Sepp Blatter might think twice about glad-handing Colonel Gaddafi on current form.
The glamour of glad-handing the sporting superstar while juggling your glass of bubbly far outweighs the everyday problems of constituents and it's far easier for the rhetoric of "legacy" to erase the reality of public funding.
Robbie Savage (above) or Craig Bellamy could be our David Beckham in the glad-handing process and we could send a couple of Assembly members with them to drive those who deliver the vote into a state of such stupefaction they might even back us - just to get rid of them.
I did have the opportunity to pop the question to Tony while he was on a glad-handing tour of Brussels to shore up his dwindling support in the election for Grand Nabob of Strasbourg.
WHEN the glad-handing stopped, reality kicked in for Scotland's Colin Montgomerie and that familiar old scowl was back.
President Nicolas Sarkozy's 21-year-old son, Jean, whose voice, vernacular and glad-handing verve eerily resemble those of his father, took a big step in that direction by launching a bid for local office.
After taking a close look, 20 newspapers all across New Hampshire endorsed John McCain," the ad states in its opening, with images of McCain glad-handing and working voters.
Ross, but she said she is not keen on the ceremonial, glad-handing aspects of the job.
A section called "Spottings" features red-carpet shots of CEOs and media titans glad-handing famous actors and musicians.
One moment President Bush was glad-handing Albanians on Sunday, proudly sporting a watch with a dark strap on his left wrist.
The glad-handing and homemade bagels from Queens can't hurt, and the diet of persuasive communicating that goes with it is just what the doctor ordered if agents are to emerge from their underappreciated/misunderstood status.
The glad-handing Nino worked for the don when he was a teen.