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meet and greet

1. adjective (hyphenated and used before a noun) Typified by a notable figure socializing with members of the public, the press, or guests in attendance. The meet-and-greet gala is being held to promote the presidential nominee's public profile and help drum up support ahead of the November election.
2. noun An event or reception in which a notable figure socializes with members of the public, the press, or guests in attendance. The normally media-shy singer is holding a meet and greet to help raise awareness for her newest charity campaign.
See also: and, greet, meet

greet (someone or something) with open arms

1. To greet someone very happily and eagerly; to give someone a very warm, enthusiastic welcome. When my brother left for the military, he and I didn't get along too well, but now that he's coming home, I can't wait to greet him with open arms. It was a little intimidating starting a new job at such a large firm, but everyone there greeted me with open arms.
2. To be very pleased and enthusiastic about something, especially that which is new or unexpected. The president has announced a reversal on his controversial policy, and many people are greeting the news with open arms.
See also: arm, greet, open

greet someone or something with something

to welcome someone or something with something; to accost someone or something with something upon arrival. I greeted her with a large bouquet of roses. The sun greeted the day with bright rays of light.
See also: greet

welcome someone into something

 and welcome someone in
to greet one as one is ushered into something or some place. The Franklins welcomed us into their home. Please welcome in our new members.
See also: welcome
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A spokesman for Office Angels said: 'Knowing how to greet colleagues and clients can be a difficult business, with most office workers having made a greeting blunder at some point.
Office Angels' top tips for surviving the greeting pitfalls include: # If you're unsure how to greet someone, follow the lead of the other people present.
If you have ever watched her show, she always gets up from behind her desk and walks around to meet and greet her guest by extending a welcoming hand which is accompanied by an infectious smile.
i love meet and greet brings together over 80 years of meet and greet experience in a team which includes the individuals who brought the first ever meet and greet parking operation to Gatwick Airport.
Sarah Anglim, managing director of i love meet and greet, explains, "We are passionate about parking and my ethos for my meet and greet company is to enhance the customer experience.
Customers can chose to access as much or as little data as possible so experienced meet and greet customers can book quickly whilst first time users can read as much as they need about the service.
Above, Wood greets Chatsworth residents Eric Shaw and daughter, Faith, 19 months, outside Mann's Chinese Theatre.
Got to greet some customers, honey,'' she says, walking toward the opening doors like Loretta Young coming down a staircase.
After a few months, I figured out I could do more than just greet people.
It's not how old you are, it's how you feel that's important,'' Stella says, walking to the door to greet more customers by their first names and tweak their cheeks.
Sgt Tim Donovan, who heads the Greets Green neighbourhood team, said: "We are extremely pleased with the terms of the dispersal order.
We hope that working with the young community will stop the problems and help the residents of Greets Green feel safer.