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cool reception

An unenthusiastic, disdainful, or unfriendly welcome. My wife met me with a rather cool reception when I came home at 3 AM.
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warm welcome

A welcome to someone or something that is particularly enthusiastic and positive. The whole town turned out to give the returning war heroes a warm welcome. The new policy hasn't exactly gotten a warm welcome from citizens.
See also: warm, welcome
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

warm welcome

A hearty, hospitable reception or greeting, as in We got a very warm welcome when we finally arrived. This expression, dating from the mid-1700s, should not be confused with the similar warm reception, which from about 1700 signified a hostile welcome, as in His rivals were planning a warm reception for him.
See also: warm, welcome
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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