roll out the red carpet

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

roll play
  1. : a written document that may be rolled up : scroll

  2. : a manuscript book

  3. : a list of names or related items : catalog

  1. : to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a surface

  2. : to cause to revolve by turning over and over on or as if on an axis

  3. : to cause to move in a circular manner

  1. : a sound produced by rapid strokes on a drum

  2. : a sonorous and often rhythmical flow of speech

  3. : a heavy reverberatory sound

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

red play
  1. : of the color red

  2. : having red as a distinguishing color

  3. : flushed especially with anger or embarrassment

  1. : a color whose hue resembles that of blood or of the ruby or is that of the long-wave extreme of the visible spectrum

  2. : red clothing

  3. : one that is of a red or reddish color: such as

carpet play
  1. : a heavy often tufted fabric used as a floor covering

  2. : a surface or layer resembling or suggesting a carpet


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