greet (someone or something) with open arms

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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
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00pm In theory, if you run a struggling shop and retail guru Mary Portas turns up, ready to give you help, you should greet her with open arms and listen intently.
MARY PORTAS SECRET SHOPPER Channel 4, 8pm In theory, if you run a struggling shop and retail guru Mary Portas turns up, ready to give you the benefit of her experience, you should greet her with open arms and listen intently to whatever tells you.
Her grandparents greet her with open arms, but Clara is taken aback by her new home, a simple shack in the mountains, and the tiny village of Yucayoo.
She is predeceased by her loving husband of 34 years, Raymond Lamoureux who passed away in July, 2004 and was waiting to greet her with open arms.