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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.
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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A STRONG CONTENDER Due Diligence makes his seasonal bow at the Curragh today in the Big Bad Bob Gladness
"Gladness -splash it all over, it's even better than Lynx."
LARRY LYNX on Irish turf DERMOT WELD'S Mad About You can bounce back to top form in the Gladness Stakes at The Curragh today.
a now that it's gone, a gotta forget, a one-day gladness and the
For instance, there are four different translations of verse 28 of al-Fajr; each of these expresses a certain degree of intimacy and refinement unique to it: Return unto thy Lord, glad in His Gladness! Return unto thy Lord with (in) gladness that is thine in Him and His in thee.
This gladness is shared with the disciples and transforms their grief and brings them to the point of being a renewed community.
And then we must seek to be the one who consoles, who soothes and brings balm and the oil of healing and gladness to others." (Megan McKenna, Christ All Merciful, Orbis)
"There is a time for sadness and a time for gladness. A gladness that they belonged to us - a gladness that they are at peace."
He went on, 'There is a time for sadness and a time for gladness.
To rest in the Lord and to see his joy is like a banquet, and full of gladness and tranquillity.
As they walked away, I felt a tightness in my throat: salt, the sea air, grief, and gladness together.
10) that those who have been mourning over the fate of Jerusalem are now called to gladness and rejoicing.
A Day of Gladness: The Sabbath among Jews and Christians in Antiquity, by Herold Weiss.
FREDERICK Buechner writes, in Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC, that "the place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." There can be little doubt of the world's deep hunger.