open arms

plural noun

Definition of open arms

: an eager or warm welcome greeted them with open arms

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Now that the show is returning (with open arms) with two all-new episodes on Sunday May 5th and Monday May 6th, fans are wondering how the show will address Abigail's absence. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Craziest 'When Calls the Heart' Theories About How the Show Will Handle Lori Loughlin's Exit," 4 May 2019 In the end, a more progressive pastor from the church welcomes him back with open arms, though the doc doesn’t avoid those who didn’t; there are many churches that reject his requests to perform in their venues along the way. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Gay Chorus Deep South," 1 May 2019 No matter what the producers choose to do, Hearties will be waiting with open arms — that's for sure. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "When Will 'When Calls the Heart' Be Back on TV? Hallmark Announces Season 6 Return Date," 10 Apr. 2019 Welcome my brotha @idriselba with tattooed and open arms... Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "Everything we know about the 'Fast & Furious' spinoff, 'Hobbs and Shaw'," 5 July 2018 The other celebrity hosts, including Keke Palmer and Sherrie Shepherd, were also welcomed with open arms. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Here's the Tea About Wendy Williams' Return to 'The Wendy Williams Show'," 4 Mar. 2019 On the other hand, casual workplaces welcome jeans, t-shirts, and even sneakers with open arms. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Can You Wear Jeans in the Office? Here’s How 14 Vogue Editors Do It," 15 Feb. 2019 Amazon will very likely exacerbate those issues for years to come, and, rather than being welcomed with open arms, has found itself the focus of community pushback as the transformation begins. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Amazon," 27 Dec. 2018 Before the fantastic future comes a very practical present Pressure to create economic growth has led cities to embrace tech with open arms—for better or for worse. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Big cities courting big tech helped define 2018," 18 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of open arms

1670, in the meaning defined above

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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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