Значение идиомы welcome mat

[welcome mat] {n.} 1. A mat for wiping your shoes on, often withthe word “welcome” on it, that is placed in front of a door.

Motherbought a welcome mat for our new house.

2. {informal} A warm welcome;a friendly greeting. – Used in such phrases as “the welcome mat isout” and “put out the welcome mat”.

Our welcome mat is always outto our friends.

Spread out the welcome mat, children, becauseUncle Bill is visiting us tonight.

Syn.: LATCH STRING. Compare:ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET, WITH OPEN ARMS.


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