nice to meet you

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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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