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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 The controversial policy has been rescinded, and many people are welcoming the news with open arms.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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The Cuban people are anxious for a change to capitalism, and will welcome Cubans from Florida with open arms and parades.
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But on Wednesday the Eisteddfod once again welcomed the folk dance group and their culture with open arms.
ANY move that helps get the UDA and UVF to give up their gun must be welcomed with open arms.
Cecil and Edward guided us through the rough waters with their experience and wisdom, and we welcomed it with open arms.