roll out the welcome mat (for someone)

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roll out the welcome mat (for someone)

To welcome someone with a warm or elaborate display of friendliness and hospitality. My auntie always rolls out the welcome mat whenever we call around for a visit. The principal likes to roll out the welcome mat for new teachers every autumn, so they can start off the school year on a positive note.
See also: mat, out, roll, welcome
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A neighbour told the They've rolled out the welcome mat for the big man in red at their home in Connsbrook HALLOWEEN might still be fresh in the memory but that hasn't stopped one family from getting in the Christmas spirit.
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