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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.
See also: welcome
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This predator could have gotten a job as a Sell-Mart greeter, or a janitor, or whatever, instead of robbing banks, taking hostages, shooting cops or blowing up buildings.
FOR more than 20 years, visitors to the British colony of Bermuda have been welcomed by the bearded, smiling face of the man they call 'The Greeter'.
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