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glad rags

Fancy attire. This isn't a formal event, so there's no need for your glad rags.
See also: glad, rag

the glad hand

The act of addressing one in a friendly manner, often when it is feigned or false. I don't think she actually likes me, so she must have given me the glad hand when she seemed so happy to see me.
See also: glad, hand
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mod. alcohol intoxicated. After a few beers she was a mite glad.
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Gladding failed to progress beyond the first round after sustaining a neck injury just days before her competition, following which she hinted her latest injury setback could signal the end of her career.
Gladding said: "It knocked me out instantly and sliced a layer of skin from the top of my head.
Remarkably, Gladding was back on diving's highest board less than six months before top-10 finishes at the World Cup and European Championships this year marked a stunning comeback.
Gladding firmly advices remembering that you too have choices and enjoy every bit of the experience.
Many Coventry folk had reason to remember Mr and Mrs Gladding fondly from the years of rationing and post-war hardship.
Gladding, McBean tests each of the roof tile products they manufacture to ensure compliance with Grade 1 rating standards.
Couch was overlooked by a British Diving selection panel, headed by controversial performance director Alexei Evangulov, despite beating Gladding into third at the British Gas Diving Championships - which doubled as the Olympic qualifiers - at the weekend.
Almost a year to the day since she suffered a horrific head injury at a meet in Russia, Gladding finished sixth among the world's best in front of a vocal home support at the Olympic Aquatics Centre.
"Family resolutions can be fun and fulfilling in that they help you as a family see the year ahead," said Gladding, who has written several books on family and group counselling.
Gladding admitted to sufficient facts, but did not plead guilty to any of the charges against him.
So thanks Mr Gladding - we have lost another of the good 'uns.
Gladding is currently running two production shifts and 7 days a week to fulfill customer orders.
Gladding, who was standing near the mobile home and who said it was his home that was on fire.
Alf Gladding, who founded Gladding's Bakeries and owned a chain of bread and confectionery shops in the city, died last Monday, aged 92.
South Otselic, NY, October 22, 2010 --( "Gladding is thrilled to be featured," said Gladding Braided Products President Sparky Christakos.