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welcome mat

a doormat, especially one with the word “welcome” printed on it.
put out the welcome mat, to extend a hearty welcome:
The club put out the welcome mat for new members. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for welcome mat
  • For one, world champions have not always put out the welcome mat.
  • Downscale chains that landlords once kept out of shopping centers are suddenly being shown the welcome mat.
  • In fall, the hills come alive with color, but the welcome mat stays out all year.
  • Hosts are responsible for rolling out the welcome mat, showing campers around and organizing events and activities.
  • Of course, no legitimate business would put out a welcome mat for crooks.
Idioms and Phrases with welcome mat

welcome mat

A friendly welcome, as in They put out the welcome mat for all new members. This expression alludes to a doormat with the word “Welcome” printed on it. [ Mid-1900 ]
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