Glad-Handing

glad-hand

[glad-hand] Informal.
verb (used with object)
1.
to greet warmly.
2.
to greet in an insincerely effusive manner.
verb (used without object)
3.
to greet others with enthusiasm, especially feigned enthusiasm: The candidate spent weeks glad-handing around the state.

Origin:
1900–05

glad-hander, noun
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  1. tv.
    to greet someone effusively. (The hand is the hand that is offered to quickly to each person who is greeted.) : The senator was glad-handing everyone in sight.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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