welcome (someone or something) with open arms

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welcome (someone or something) with open arms

1. To greet someone very happily and eagerly; to give someone a very warm, enthusiastic welcome. When my brother left for the military, he and I didn't really get along too well. Now that he's coming home soon, I can't wait to welcome him with open arms. It was a little intimidating starting a new job at such a large firm, but everyone there welcomed me with open arms.
2. To be very pleased and enthusiastic about something, especially that which is new or unexpected. The president has announced a reversal on his controversial policy, and many people are welcoming the news with open arms.
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welcome someone with open arms

COMMON If you welcome someone with open arms, you show that you are very pleased to see them or meet them. People in Sidon welcomed them with open arms and rice and flowers. Note: You can also say that you greet someone with open arms or receive someone with open arms. We got out of the trucks to greet them with open arms.
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welcome something with open arms

If you welcome an event or new development with open arms, you are very pleased about it. Watchdog organizations welcomed today's guidelines with open arms. The store ranks as Palo Alto's fourth largest sales tax generator. Certainly many communities would welcome it with open arms. Note: You can also say that you accept something with open arms or embrace something with open arms. The Council did the right thing in getting him to carry out the study. They have accepted it with open arms and will, they say, progress with it.
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"The Mountsorrel community has welcomed us with open arms and the support we have received, particularly since MPC first began their campaign to remove us, has been unbelievable.
was the other Irish mai no Har " "big guys it's "that The locals welcomed us with open arms. They all really deserve this week In the north during the Troubles they were so happy to see you had come ..
"Ellon Parish Church has welcomed us with open arms - they make halal food for us, help us get around in buses and they are our friends."
"Everyone has welcomed us with open arms, and we couldn't have been prouder to call this team and this place home for the last couple of years.
"He welcomed us with open arms and told us that we are all a part of humanity and that this should be the message we spread, to act as one against voices of divisiveness.
has welcomed us with open arms and we are thrilled to be bringing the third iteration of our show to a city so invested in the arts and culture.
Sama Global Investment has welcomed us with open arms and we want to repay the faith they have shown in us with some great results." The team will also contest the inaugural FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, a new series for electric motorcycles that will feature Angel Nieto Team riders Nico Terol -- the 125cc World Champion in 2011 -- and the only female rider in the paddock in Maria Herrera.
I cannot forget how the fans welcomed us with open arms and all of them - young and old - had incredible passion for the game.
"The energy in Lahore last year was amazing.I cannot forget how the fans welcomed us with open arms and all of them-young and old-had incredible passion for the game, he said adding "I remember it rained a lot before our game against Zalmi and the organisers brought in helicopters to get the field ready.
"It's been a brilliant ten years, and in that time the Coventry community has welcomed us with open arms, with many of our loyal customers becoming friends.
During presidential campaign, Salih specified his position regarding US sanctions on Iran, saying, 'As an Iraqi presidential candidate and an Iraqi citizen, I say Iranians welcomed us with open arms during the jihad against Saddam.
They welcomed us with open arms and that's what I really like about it."
Our favorite city councilor, former Mayor Mike Paderanga, welcomed us with open arms.
"Now that we have an idea what that savings is, we can leverage that and branch out to better products, better cuts of protein and better fruit."<br />"Shawnee welcomed us with open arms," Sanders said.
This group of people very much have come together and already feel like family and it's really been helped by the fact that everybody here in Manila has welcomed us with open arms,' Lyn said.