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glad' hand"



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

glad-hand



Pronunciation: (glad'hand"), [key] Informal.

v.t.
1. to greet warmly.
2. to greet in an insincerely effusive manner.

v.i.
to greet others with enthusiasm, esp. feigned enthusiasm: The candidate spent weeks glad-handing around the state.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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