meet and greet


Definition of meet and greet

: a reception at which a public figure (such as a politician or rock star) socializes with press members and other guests The candidate held a meet and greet with voters. The pop singer took time for a meet and greet with fans.

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Like its other iterations in Miami and Basel, Switzerland, the weeklong calendar of events is more than just an art fair; buyers abound and circulate at dinners, there are artist meet and greets aplenty, and, yes, more than a handful of vernissages. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "Pharrell and Michelle Yeoh Attend amfAR’s Hong Kong Gala, Held at the City’s Glitzy New Rosewood Hotel," 26 Mar. 2019 The reunion went down on Saturday, October 13, when the cast reunited for a meet and greet with fans in St. Helens, Oregon, where Halloweentown was filmed. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "The Cast of the Disney Channel Orignial Movie "Halloweentown" Reunited," 14 Oct. 2018 Accompanying those cute kids were some dedicated, royal-loving parents—including one who shared a sweet moment with Harry during the meet and greet. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry's Reaction to Fan in Bristol Showing Him a Picture of Princess Diana Was So Emotional," 2 Feb. 2019 The couple spent about 45 minutes meeting and greeting the well-wishers, English explained. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Hugs a Fellow Redhead Holding a #GingersUnite Sign," 14 Jan. 2019 Plus, several Nickelodeon stars were available for meet and greets. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "14 Outrageous Facts About Nickelodeon Slime," 10 Dec. 2018 From going out into the field and canvassing, to phone banking, to creating and executing meet and greets with the candidate, to data entry, to the unglamorous—cleaning the campaign office, creating yard signs. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "How To Volunteer For A Political Campaign and Change The World," 25 Jan. 2019 Here’s what each meeting looks like: The Sniff: This is the initial meet and greet, grip and grin—like two dogs sniffing each other. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "Anything Good Takes Exactly Five Meetings," 18 Nov. 2018 One Grand Prize winner will receive a meet and greet., "Attend A.J. Green Youth Football ProCamp," 8 May 2018

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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