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(it's) nice to meet you

A polite phrase used when meeting someone for the first time. A: "Hi, Sarah. This is my boyfriend, Charlie." B: "Hey, nice to meet you, Charlie." Hello Sarah, it's nice to meet you. Please sit down, and we'll start the interview.
See also: meet, nice

(It's) nice to meet you.

an expression said just after being introduced to someone. Tom: Sue, this is my sister, Mary. Sue: It's nice to meet you, Mary. Mary: How are you, Sue? Bob: I'm Bob. Nice to see you here. Jane: Nice to meet you, Bob.
See also: meet, nice
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Yeah, I'm going to be more famous than you.' I answered him, 'Yeah, it's nice to meet you.' Years later, he is no longer active in show business," he shared.
Mum Dawn laughs along as Alex, now 24 and a maths graduate, tells ex-policewoman Nicky Pearse: "It's nice to meet you - at last!"
Stopping you with amber eyes as she warmly shakes your hand, it's likely she'll say "it's nice to meet you" and you'll feel the simple truth of that sentence as if someone were stating your name.
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It's nice to meet you. I'm Doug." I'm like, "Oh, what do you do here?" I thought he was a crew member.
In a meeting with Ahmadinejad, one of the 15 prisoners was quoted as saying, "It's nice to meet you. It's an honor.
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It's nice to meet you.'" But the new style can really affect a student's performance, she says, when kids realize they're the ones responsible for their grades.
One way to remember names more easily is to repeat the name after you are introduced, followed by, "It's nice to meet you," or a similar appropriate statement.
Sanders says he bluffed his way in, introduced himself to his idol and she said: "Hi, John, it's nice to meet you."
One day I was so happy to see him that I took him to my mother, and I said, "Mama, this is Jesse." My mother was a kind, good person, and she smiled down at Jesse and said, "It's nice to meet you, Jesse." Later, after Jesse left, my mama said, "Buddy, I want to teach you something." I said, "Yes, Mama." (First time I can remember her teaching me something.) She said, "Buddy, you never introduce a colored person to a white lady." I said, "Yes, Mama, I won't do that anymore." I was being trained in Jackson, Mississippi, by my white mother, who was a good person.
Mum Dawn laughs along as Alex, now 24 and a maths graduate, tells expolicewoman Nicky Pearse: "It's nice to meet you - at last!" Nicky was just 24 herself in January 1990 when she was assigned as the family liaison officer to Dawn after Alex became the first baby to be abducted from a British maternity ward.