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meet and greet

1. adjective (hyphenated and used before a noun) Typified by a notable figure socializing with members of the public, the press, or guests in attendance. 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.
2. 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.
See also: and, greet, meet

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 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.
See also: greet

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.
See also: welcome
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The rugby stand-off is proud of his golden greeter status.
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Cain credited many other organizations that help to make the troop greeter program a success, including the airport police, the Metropolitan Airports Commission, air carriers, the Transportation Security Administration, and Customs and Border Patrol.
The Golden Gate Greeter service is designed with visitor expectations in mind and to anticipate individual tastes and preferences.
Brad Smith was honored at the event as Greeter of the Year.
ASDA says that many of its 1,200 Greeters, who welcome and entertain customers at its 245 stores, have become local celebrities.
com/), well known for its creative collection of lifestyle-oriented hotels, restaurants, and spas in the Bay Area, launches their Golden Gate Greeter Program, a free welcome visitor program for guests of the Commodore Hotel.
As I entered, a greeter on happy pills would have planted a smiley sticker on my chest and screeched: "How ya goin' sir?
Dennis, aged 74, who lives in Northumberland Avenue, Stockingford, has been a regular store greeter at the supermarket, where he has also kept a close eye on security.
Before becoming a greeter, she had been a cashier at a downtown Litchfield supermarket until it closed early this year.
It could have been a stopover from Lake Havasu to 'Vegas where he will next be seen as a casino greeter, only this really is his job now.
The five wore "Greeter" badges, then each one recruited someone else to be a greeter at the following meeting.
Jean Parry is the current Customer Liaison Officer - or meeter and greeter - and she is full of praise for City Exchange.
Singer will remain in his post as a greeter at the front door.