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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The people immediately greeted us with open arms and made us feel so welcome.
But the Sherlock Holmes star greeted us with open arms at the premiere of Guy Ritchie's film as did Guy himself in costume, above.
They have greeted us with open arms and we have additional voluntary revenue-share agreements with ten tracks."
Annabet Vestal, the cooperative's administrative assistant, met us at the reception and greeted us with open arms, literally.