open arms

plural noun

Definition of open arms

: an eager or warm welcome greeted them with open arms

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Rarely are the places and the minds that need changing going to greet that change with open arms. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Put this Serena Williams quote on all the motivational posters. The world needs to hear it.," 10 July 2019 The funds have become especially wildly popular in tech, whose wealthy are more likely to need to park unconventional assets like pre-IPO stock or cryptocurrencies, which DAFs accept with open arms. Theodore Schleifer, Vox, "Today’s “working robber barons” have used a tax break to create a $110 billion charity stockpile, called donor-advised funds. It isn’t getting any smaller.," 2 July 2019 World Pride was hosted this year in New York, meaning domestic and international LGTBQI+ guests were welcomed to the city with open arms and rainbow flags. Nandi Howard, Essence, "The Best Fashion Moments From NYC Pride 2019," 1 July 2019 That doesn’t mean the business community always met Novakovic with open arms. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic recounts her national security journey, takes a jab at Silicon Valley," 30 June 2019 There probably isn’t a wrestler backstage who wouldn’t welcome Heyman with open arms to WWE’s creative team. Troy L. Smith, cleveland.com, "Top WWE star reacts to Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff returning," 28 June 2019 Despite having spent five years at Barcelona, the Brazilian superstar was welcomed in with open arms. SI.com, "The 50 Most Expensive Real Madrid Signings Ever," 27 June 2019 Mobile is full of history, hospitality, and many wonderful people who have welcomed me with open arms. Carsyn Leigh Barbary, al.com, "DYW essayist: An extraordinary adventure in Mobile," 26 June 2019 At a time when high schools have been experiencing difficulties trying to attract players to come out for football, Chavez High in San Fernando is welcoming with open arms the arrival of basketball standout Aaron Hinson. Eric Sondheimer, latimes.com, "Basketball player Aaron Hinson of Chavez tries football for first time since he was sixth-grader," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of open arms

1670, in the meaning defined above

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