Значение идиомы roll out the red carpet

[roll out the red carpet] {v. phr.} 1. To welcome an importantguest by putting a red carpet down for him to walk on.

They rolledout the red carpet for the Queen when she arrived in Australia.

2. Togreet a person with great respect and honor; give a hearty welcome.

Margaret’s family rolled out the red carpet for her teacher when shecame to dinner.

Compare: WELCOME MAT. – [red-carpet] {adj.}

Whenthe president visited the foreign country, he was given the red-carpettreatment and welcomed by a great crowd.

We gave Uncle Willie thered-carpet treatment when he returned from Hong Kong.


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