glad\ hand

noun informal
A friendly handshake; a warm greeting.

Father went to the front door to give Uncle Fred the glad hand when he arrived.

The politician went down the street on election day giving everyone the glad hand.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • glad hand — {n.}, {informal} A friendly handshake; a warm greeting. * /Father went to the front door to give Uncle Fred the glad hand when he arrived./ * /The politician went down the street on election day giving everyone the glad hand./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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