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with open arms

Very happily and eagerly. 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 greet him with open arms. The president has announced a reversal on his controversial policy, 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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The Cuban people are anxious for a change to capitalism, and will welcome Cubans from Florida with open arms and parades.
We are looking for a positive user for the space that the city will welcome with open arms so the process of getting it zoned won't be problematic," said Trump's vice president, Abe Wallach.
Brewer, vice president of the Los Angeles Police Commission and a retired LAPD assistant police chief, Williams "has been received with open arms by the public, the mayor and the city council.
ABCP structures from non-traditional entities were welcomed by market participants with open arms in 2006 and Fitch expects more of the same this year," said Managing Director and ABCP group head Michael Dean.
As Ireland prepare to face Scotland today, O'Brien said: "He's a quality player with huge power and strength, so if he does get back he would be welcomed with open arms.
A series of events gave him the opportunity to do the show at the college, where the production has been received with open arms.
It is a club that has welcomed me with open arms, `` he said.
This is the 15th book in the beloved Alice series, and those who have read the others will welcome it with open arms.
But on Wednesday the Eisteddfod once again welcomed the folk dance group and their culture with open arms.
Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa welcomed locals and travelers with open arms at a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday on the new resort's pool deck.
ANY move that helps get the UDA and UVF to give up their gun must be welcomed with open arms.
Lord, we ask you to welcome home with open arms (these) 1,619 souls, many of whom their identities are known only to you,'' Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe said Tuesday during a regular board meeting.
Cecil and Edward guided us through the rough waters with their experience and wisdom, and we welcomed it with open arms.