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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In discussions with Disney, I presented a broad and eclectic mix of great experiences that guests could enjoy during their time in Liverpool, ranging from cultural landmarks, fascinating heritage to spectacular countryside just a short hop away, as well as an assurance that the city of Liverpool would greet them with open arms with our famously friendly welcome when they call here.
In the evening an uninvited guest will expect you to greet them with open arms.
We will greet them with open arms, in a feeling of deep appreciation and a personal friendship with some of them.
Wang revealed that wherever they stage events, local officials greet them with open arms.
And they still expect us to greet them with open arms.