glad hands'

glad hand

noun Informal.
a hearty welcome or enthusiastic reception, especially one that is effusive or hypocritical: Visiting dignitaries were being given the glad hand.

Origin:
1890–95

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glad hand
 
n
1.  a.  a welcoming hand
 b.  a welcome
 
vb
2.  (tr) to welcome by or as if by offering a hand

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