roll out the red carpet


: to formally greet or welcome an important guest who has just arrived
The governor rolled out the red carpet for his dinner guests.

Examples of roll out the red carpet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Joe Biden and congressional leaders will roll out the red carpet for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, as the right-wing Hindu nationalist leader arrives for an official state visit to the United States. Miles J. Herszenhorn, USA TODAY, 20 June 2023 In 2023, retailers need to roll out the red carpet for their customers as the democratization of white-glove service continues. Natalie Berg, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 The response in Spain seems to have been to roll out the red carpet. New York Times, 2 Apr. 2022 As Qatar prepares to roll out the red carpet, fresh reports suggest everyone traveling to the country during the World Cup will be asked to download two apps that, according to experts, essentially hand over all the information on your phone. WIRED, 3 Nov. 2022 The Summit is excited to roll out the red carpet with keynote speakers like actress and philanthropist, Debbie Allen, journalist and founder of Native Son, Emil Wilbekin, celebrity makeup artist and creative director of L’Oréal Paris USA, Sir John, and more. Essence, 28 Apr. 2022 The city is bursting with pride, ready to roll out the red carpet for the NBA. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 15 Feb. 2022 Hamilton will then roll out the red carpet on Tuesday morning. Alex Harrison, The Enquirer, 30 Aug. 2021 Some people roll out the red carpet when Taylor Swift comes to town, while others give the singer the truly royal treatment. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 11 Apr. 2023

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