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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We hope Chinese audiences will greet him with open arms, as others have done around the world.
He did United proud during his long stay here, but while the punters will greet him with open arms I've a feeling another former player, Charles N'Zogbia, won't receive the same warm attention.
"And I know the players here will greet him with open arms. Hopefully he'll have a special time while he's here with us."
The people of Troon will greet him with open arms and, who knows, their warmth might just be what he needs to get his game back in order.
He kneels and kisses the feet of another man who cannot wait to meet him in his study and, moved, goes to greet him with open arms. This is the account of the historic embrace of John XXIII and Josyf Slipyj, Metropolitan of Lviv for Ukrainians, just freed from prison through the Pope's intervention, after 18 years in the concentration camps of the Soviet Union.