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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Turley's return has been greeted with open arms, with coach Adam Walker hailing the commitment of the defender.
JOFRA ARCHER'S first wicket in international cricket has capped a dream week in which he has been greeted with open arms by his new England colleagues.
The chance for pupils at the Johnshaven-based school to play Highland Cathedral, the school song, on a hit band's album was greeted with open arms by the pupils.
The chain, who, like so many big-name stores, have closed branches as internet shopping grows, were greeted with open arms by an army of dedicated fans in Oban.
While greeted with open arms by his new team-mates, they weren't shy in reminding Lopes of the part he played in the last derby clash of the 2016 season - and just weeks before he moved.
Despite our fear of telling people we are married we have been met with kindness and greeted with open arms in every place we've been.
While Paloma has been greeted with open arms by the newsroom, Ghatti said the task of migrating the remaining newsletters to the platform will be a gradual, closely examined process.
Where once they were greeted with open arms, they now face closed borders and xenophobia.
Everywhere we have been greeted with open arms, open doors and hearts.
11, 1614, and was literally greeted with open arms by the Spanish governorgeneral.
The Johnny on the Spot delivery technician, Sean Flaherty, was greeted with open arms, navigating the compromised streets around the Graycliff to position the Sapphire Series restroom trailer for use.
You are no longer greeted with open arms. You have to call before stopping by (even if you are next door).
Walsall, West Mids I TRULY cannot believe that the Home Office and Border Agency have allowed Arnis Zalkalns, who was convicted for the murder of his wife, to be greeted with open arms to live in the UK.
It is unfortunate that Musharraf is still paying heed to his Chumchas who told him that he would be greeted with open arms by millions of Karachiites.
The former Chelsea striker was greeted with open arms by West Ham fans in 2008, but despite a ninth-place finish in his first season at the helm, he was fired at the end of the following campaign after the team finished just above the relegation zone.