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with open arms

Very happily and eagerly. My brother's coming home soon, and I can't wait to greet him with open arms. The controversial policy has been rescinded, and many people are welcoming the news with open arms.
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with open arms

Enthusiastically, warmly, as in They received their new daughter-in-law with open arms. This term alludes to an embrace. [Mid-1600s]
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with open arms

with great affection or enthusiasm.
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with ˌopen ˈarms

if you welcome somebody with open arms, you are extremely happy and pleased to see them: Don’t expect her to welcome you with open arms. She’s still very angry with you. OPPOSITE: give somebody/get the cold shoulder
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with open arms

With great cordiality and hospitality.
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open arms, with

Extremely welcoming, very cordial. This term was used by Erasmus in the sixteenth century (in Latin). In English it appears from the seventeenth century on. Alexander Pope used it in his Epistle to Arbuthnot (1735): “With open arms received one Poet more.”
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He is his own man and knows I what he wants, but if he comes to us and says he doesn't want to be on the list then I will welcome him with open arms.
##### The Gallaghers returned to a city that always welcomes them with open arms and loud voices with a greatest hits set that went down a storm.
For the rest of the community, the process that initiates new members offers a graced moment to greet newcomers with open arms and to journey as disciples along with them.
I descended on them at just a couple of hours notice and yet was welcomed with open arms, provided with excellent accommodation in their house for volunteers, and treated like one of their own family.
The once officially antigay Cayman Islands, for instance, received so much bad press and economic backlash from homophobic policies that the new director of tourism, Pilar Bush, has had to make it her mission to change the islands' policies and truly welcome gay tourists with open arms.
'They will be received with open arms. When the gas goes, you can make beans, boil vegetables, or heat up milk for the baby.'
Your lot have not exactly thrived without him and I'm sure Ruud van Nistelrooy would wlecome Becks and his pinpoint crosses back with open arms.
He welcomes them to the White House with open arms and consults with them on policy matters.
Australia has welcomed China with open arms; the two countries have entered into preliminary discussions for a free trade agreement.
But if and when the conglomerate, one of the largest companies in the world, comes a-knocking, the project developer for the Temiskaming Shores Strategic Economic Development Unit will welcome it with open arms.
Oklahoma's first Republican speaker in 80 years, Todd Hiett, says he will "govern with open arms." The last time the GOP controlled the Oklahoma House was in 1920, and that was only the second time since statehood.
OSCAR-WINNING actor Sir Anthony Hopkins will welcome the gift of a Republic of Wales passport 'with open arms,' his agents in the United States said yesterday.
It should be noted that women painters weren't exactly welcomed into those ranks with open arms. One wonders if the paintings' effeminate stains and smears, hesitancy, stops and starts, lack of bravura and decisiveness aren't a methodology of resistance, and an artful one at that.
Barron, who is an avid believer in co-broking, said she is convinced that to get top dollar for her seller, she must welcome all licensed brokers with open arms.
But whether you welcome Blu-ray with open arms of view it as the next threat to the well-being of your pocketbook, the format is here to stay.