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lay out the welcome mat (for one)
To welcome one with an extensive or elaborate display of friendliness and hospitality. My auntie always lays out the welcome mat whenever we visit. The principal likes to lay out the welcome mat for new teachers so they can start off the school year on a positive note.
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lay, put, roll, etc. out the ˈwelcome mat (for somebody)(especially American English) make somebody feel welcome; try to attract visitors, etc: The country has put out the welcome mat for international investors.
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