the red carpet

the red carpet

A welcome or reception for someone marked by great or elaborate hospitality, ceremony, or fanfare. Often used after the phrasal verbs "roll/put out." Can be hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. The theater rolled out the red carpet for the duke, who was attending the opening night of the play that evening. We're just popping by for a cup of tea and a quick catch-up, no need to put out the red carpet! Since Jake is their only child, Robert and Sarah give him the red-carpet treatment whenever he returns home from college.
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red carpet

Honorary treatment, lavish hospitality, as in We'll have to get out the red carpet for the President's visit. This term comes from the literal practice of rolling out a carpet to welcome a royal or other esteemed guest, and indeed is often put as roll out the red carpet. [Early 1900s]
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the red carpet

used in reference to privileged treatment of a distinguished visitor.
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the red ˈcarpet

a very special welcome given to an important visitor: When I went to my girlfriend’s house for the first time, her family really put out the red carpet for me.It was an unofficial visit so the guests didn’t get the usual red carpet treatment.
A strip of red carpet is usually laid on the ground for an important visitor to walk on when he or she arrives.
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References in classic literature ?
Part of the Ladies' Aid wanted to buy me a black dress and hat, but the other part thought the money ought to go toward the red carpet they're trying to get--for the church, you know.
I'll let them know, so that they can have the awning out and the red carpet down.
Things that most would brush off about the red carpet.
Summary: New Delhi [India], March 5 (ANI): The biggest night in the Hollywood has started and stars have started to arrive at the red carpet of the 90th Academy Awards.
It isn't just fashion statements that are made on the red carpet.
The Dubai International Film Festival wrapped up Wednesday night and again rolled out the red carpet for the regional premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
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When you are walking the red carpet with the man of the moment and potential next James Bond, who needs a designer handbag or diamonds?
While the military claimed that the red carpet had been used in order to "give joy to the Egyptian people," not everyone was convinced, especially as Sisi was in the process of highlighting a need to cut government subsidies.
When you were picking your hits, where was the inimitable Sofia Vergara, whose curves rocked the red carpet in a stunning red Vera Wang gown?
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Innovation has been driving the nail industry and we take pride in evolving our product line, providing cuttingedge and top-of-the-line new products for nail enthusiasts on and off the red carpet," managing partner Barry Shields says.
Summary: Kate Hudson has stolen the show at this year's amfAR Inspiration Gala in LA, hitting the red carpet in a stunning, figure-hugging dress.
The Red Carpet Events LA Gift Suite not only gave a wonderful assortment of gifts but collected donations for African Millennium (AMF) and Venice Art Foundations.