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press (the) flesh

Sl. to shake hands. Hey, chum! Glad to press flesh with you! He wanted to press the flesh, but I refused even to touch him.
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press (the) flesh

(of a celebrity or politician) greet people by shaking hands. informal, chiefly North American
2000 New Yorker Clinton seemed…a figure from the past—a politician made to press the flesh, to give speeches in large halls and negotiate with his opponents in small rooms.
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ˌpress (the) ˈflesh

(of a famous person or a politician) shake hands with members of the public, especially in order to persuade them to vote for you: The presidential candidates were out on the streets again today, smiling for the cameras and pressing the flesh.
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press flesh

verb
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2 Lee Westwood did press flesh with the golf-mad Fergie on his way to a new course record 65 at Castle Stuart.
Then there were those who went out of their way to press flesh and pass on good wishes.
to press flesh and model himself as a savior of the environment.
Now they brok big deals, press flesh with potential investors, and run a local authority that can have a turnover well ab pounds 1bn.
Press flesh through a potato ricer into a large bowl, or mash with a hand masher in a large bowl until smooth.