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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Pompeo’s predecessor, Rex Tillerson, initially skipped several ritual meet and greets but later made the receptions a routine. John Hudson And Carol Morello,, "Pompeo: US diplomats ‘need to be in every corner, in every stretch of the world’," 1 May 2018 Word of Lainey's victory even reached the Harlem Globetrotters, who invited her and her family to not only watch a game, in court-side seats, but gave them chance to have a meet and greet with the players. Ryan Adelson, Good Housekeeping, "WATCH: Crowd Goes Wild After Special Needs Student Scores Final Basket," 6 Feb. 2017 The couple will head on Marine One to Winfield House, the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park, central London, before participating in a meet and greet at the new $1 billion U.S. Embassy on the banks of the River Thames. Jane Onyanga-omara, USA TODAY, "President Donald Trump arrives to Britain in 'turmoil'," 12 July 2018 In South Florida near Hollywood Tickets cost $155 for special reserved seating or $280 which includes access to the 8 p.m. meet and greet with Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Interview with Eric Bischoff about Legends of the Ring in South Florida," 8 June 2018 Pacific Animal Productions brings furry and not-so-furry friends for a meet and greet. Ramona Sentinel, "Library gears up for action-packed summer," 25 May 2018 Tickets cost $155 for reserved seating or $280 which includes access to the 8 p.m. meet and greet with HulkHogan and Ric Flair. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "CCW's Cha Cha Charlie with former WWE Superstar Enzo Amore in New York City," 5 June 2018 The radio station shared a video of the morning show hosts handing Billy an envelope containing the meet and greet passes. Southern Living, "This Reba McEntire Fan’s Reaction to Winning Meet and Greet Passes Will Warm Your Heart, Guaranteed," 27 June 2018 Kids and adults alike will enjoy the opportunities to meet and greet leader dogs, which are provided free to people who need them. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Plan your weekend: BravoBravo!, Palmer Park Art Fair, Art on the Grand in Farmington," 30 May 2018

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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