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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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Glads are great mixed with other flowers but they are also are stunning on their own in a nice big vase.
Although many still think glads are for funerals, today they are really known simply as a summer flower that is large and majestic.
Like most flowers glads can be out of water for a short time but then should be re-cut about one or two inches using a sharp pair of pruners or a knife before being placed in water.
You will notice when you buy glads they are usually identified with a variety name.
The glads are classed as top glads by result, from exhibitions and by the best gladioli growers.
Glads will grow in your garden to help beautify your perennial plots.
Glad corms come in different sizes: Jumbo--over 1 1/2 inches, Large--1 1/4 to 1 1/4 inches, Medium--1 to 1 1/4 inches, Small--3/4 to one inch, and Cormels--1/2 to 3/4 of an inch.
Photo: Chubby corms of miniature glads are ready to plant
Photo: Miniature gladiolus on right has blooms about half the size of the standard glad on the left