roll out the red carpet for someone

roll out the red carpet for someone
roll out the red carpet (for (someone)) to give a special welcome to someone important.

This city has rolled out the red carpet for women's fashion buyers and the media.

Etymology: based on the literal meaning of red carpet (= a thick red covering for a floor or other surface that is put down for important guests to walk on)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • roll out the red carpet for — roll out the red carpet (for (someone)) to give a special welcome to someone important. This city has rolled out the red carpet for women s fashion buyers and the media. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of red carpet (= a thick red… …   New idioms dictionary

  • roll out the red carpet — (for (someone)) to give a special welcome to someone important. This city has rolled out the red carpet for women s fashion buyers and the media. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of red carpet (= a thick red covering for a floor or other… …   New idioms dictionary

  • roll out the red carpet for someone — to give special treatment to an important visitor …   English dictionary

  • roll out the red carpet — 1) welcome an important guest by putting a red carpet down for him or her to walk on They rolled out the red carpet when the President of France came for a visit. 2) make a big effort to greet and entertain someone Whenever I visit my aunt in New …   Idioms and examples

  • roll out the red carpet — verb To extend the utmost hospitality; to treat someone as an honored guest; to welcome or host, especially in a showy or extravagant manner. The mayor of the little town rolled out the red carpet for new businesses by calling on them personally …   Wiktionary

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  • red — I UK [red] / US adjective Word forms red : adjective red comparative redder superlative reddest *** 1) something that is red is the same colour as blood. If something is similar to this colour, you can say that it is a reddish colour She was… …   English dictionary

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  • roll — 1 verb 1 ROUND OBJECT (intransitive always + adv/prep, transitive) if something that is round rolls or if you roll it, it moves along a surface by turning over and over: The ball rolled into the street. | roll sth: Maybe we can roll the log to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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