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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As Saud arrived at theFairmont Dubai, a group of superheroes greeted him with open arms.
Though the world of literature has greeted him with open arms and a translation of his shayaris is in the workshop, Natiq still turns to masonry during hard times.
Mayweather, a flamboyant undefeated boxer, walked out of the Clark County Detention Center where his best friend and rapper/entrepreneur 50 cent, among many others, greeted him with open arms.
Bhutto felt that for the betterment of the masses and for the realization of their due rights, he spurned then government of President Ayub Khan and the people greeted him with open arms.
With his third-inning blast off Padres starter Andy Ashby, McGwire not only overshadowed Gwynn's inexorable march to 3,000 hits but once again rewarded the fans who greeted him with open arms almost exactly two years ago.