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glad–hand

verb \ˈglad-ˌhand\

: to give a friendly welcome or greeting to (people) as a way of getting approval

Full Definition of GLAD-HAND

transitive verb
:  to extend a glad hand to <candidates glad–handing everyone they meet>
intransitive verb
:  to extend a glad hand <glad–handing as if he were running for mayor>
glad–hand·er \ˈglad-ˌhan-dər\ noun

First Known Use of GLAD-HAND

1903

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