open arms

plural noun

Definition of open arms

: an eager or warm welcome greeted them with open arms

Examples of open arms in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the Texas Democrats arrived in Washington, D.C., they were greeted with open arms by Democratic members of the U.S. House and Senate. John Mccormack, National Review, 14 July 2021 America’s most powerful sports league welcomes you with open arms. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 30 June 2021 As many know, Tom made a brief appearance on the Friends reunion and was welcomed with open arms. Country Living Staff, Country Living, 29 June 2021 Upon her arrival, however, the vice president was not met with open arms. Houston Keene, Fox News, 25 June 2021 Everyone from the Rhode Island Film office to the town of Wickford has welcomed us with open arms., 23 June 2021 And for the most part this shift has been met with open arms – welcome change from outdated ways of doing business. Imperial Business Insights, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 From the wine snob to the cake boss, hosts across the board will welcome these thoughtful gifts with open arms (and an open fridge). Erin Parker, Glamour, 12 Nov. 2020 An orangutan stumbled into a remote Indonesian village and was welcomed with open arms. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021

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First Known Use of open arms

1670, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jul 2021

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“Open arms.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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