What Pinckney says seemed to be rules and regulations there, so Rajah and I got the glad hand after that.
"And maybe we won't get the glad hand when we get over there," murmured Bart.
This welcome, this "glad hand," is always extended by society to the honest man as a token of approval.
But the glad hand he gave me started me on the road to ruin.
Yet now the pain is ended And the glad hand grips the sword, Look on thy life amended And deal out due award.
Practical Politics: The glad hand, and a swift kick in the pants.
Garret had halted and was smilingly giving O'Malley the glad hand.
"We'll have a look at him, anyway, before we give him the glad hand," Jerry temporized.
When a business rival gives you the glad hand and asks fondly after the children, beware lest the ensuing emotions cost you money.
They gave me the glad hand, and asked me if I was going to be the bouncer; if so, I could count on them.
1895, in verbal phrase to give the glad hand "extend a welcome." As a verb, attested from 1903 (also gladhand). Often used cynically.
Effusive and warm; cordial: He gave me that glad-hand business
: After glad-handing the local dignitaries, he heads for the fence (1903+)