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 brutality of India on Kashmir is unmatched, Pakistan will continue its support for Kashmir on every stage', Mir Zia Lanogve said 'We invite other Farraris to surrender as they will be welcomed with open arms and government will assist them in every possible way', he added.
As such, isn't the spending of this vast sum, which would be welcomed with open arms by our cash-strapped public services, a waste of money?
LGBTQ+ and other minority students enjoyed their rights and were welcomed with open arms during Rondeau's respective tenure at COD.
They were welcomed with open arms into the St Asaph Diocese by the bishop, the Rt Rev Gregory Cameron.
WAYNE ROONEY will be welcomed with open arms by DC United as the "cherry-on-the-top" signing that leads the club into their new stadium.
He will always be welcomed with open arms because of what he did when he was at Liverpool.
In Cardiff, Welsh education is in big demand among ethnic minority families, and their children are welcomed with open arms in Welsh-medium schools.
No matter who we have met we have been welcomed with open arms and a genuine feeling of friendship.
The reviewer, who said he was "told in no uncertain terms, 'we are closed'", went to the Shelbourne where he says he was "welcomed with open arms" and gave McCooey's a one out of five rating.
The former chancellor said the worries about access to financial talent were overblown, and bankers would be welcomed with open arms over European farmhands once free movement agreements are scrapped.
Here it is, the sequel to the award-winning A Storm Whale that will be welcomed with open arms by all, teachers, children and parents alike.
OLD bangers are being welcomed with open arms by Vauxhall dealers until the end of the year thanks to the reintroduction of the company's popular Scrappage Allowance Scheme.
If all the scare stories were true, EU citizens would be racing back to the bosom of the EU where, no doubt, they'd be welcomed with open arms! Or were the scare stories just that?
But Ibrahimovic also wants to sign off with a spell in England and would be welcomed with open arms in north London - and would slot seamlessly into Wenger's preferred formation.
By awkward coincidence, GB captain Leon Smith must today name his team for the final against Belgium in Ghent next week and, having used the 26-yearold as a clay-court practice partner last week, Murray seems to share brother Jamie's suggestion that he should be "welcomed with open arms."