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greet (someone or something) with (something)

To welcome or meet an arriving person with something in particular. The kids greeted me with signs and balloons when I got home from my trip. I'm sorry to greet you with such bad news.
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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

greet the day

To wake up and start one's day. I'm not proud of it, but I tend to greet the day with a groan and a smack to my alarm clock. Alice has greeted the day by doing yoga for as long as I have known her. Come on, you lazy bones. Time to get out of bed and greet the day!
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meet and greet

1. 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.
2. adjective Typified by a notable figure socializing with members of the public, the press, or guests in attendance. Often hyphenated. 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.
See also: and, greet, meet
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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While the acknowledgement and greeting were highly scored portions of the pharmacy department interactions, there's still an area of opportunity here, as about 10 percent to 11 percent of customers weren't being greeted or acknowledged.
So, in this case the Prophet (PBUH) advised believers to wait to be greeted first, then return the greeting if it is good.
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He was then greeted by Poland's Communist head of state, President Henryk Jablonski.
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A BEAUTIFUL sunset greeted us in China's capital city, Beijing, where Christian churches welcome 1,500 new members annually.
A total of 83 per cent of office workers admit to having misjudged the manner in which they have greeted someone.
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Two older males in particular, Alex and Boz, greeted each other much more often than any other pair did.
Former members of New York City Ballet greeted each other with joy, squeals of recognition, excitement, and remembrances--some happy, some sad.
Rany greeted Obama with the traditional 'sampeah' greeting, a pressed-hands gesture that signifies respect for a person.
And they weren't disappointed when the star came out and greeted them in Mumbai, India.
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said also greeted President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania on the countryEoe1/4aos National Day.