red carpet(redirected from roll out the red carpet)
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A carpet laid down for important visitors.
roll out the red carpet
To welcome with great hospitality or ceremony.
1. a strip of red carpeting laid for important dignitaries to walk on when arriving or departing
a. deferential treatment accorded to a person of importance
b. (as modifier): the returning hero had a red-carpet reception.
1. a red strip of carpet for high-ranking dignitaries to walk on when entering or leaving a building, vehicle, or the like.
2. a display of courtesy or deference, as that shown to persons of high station.
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|Noun||1.||red carpet - a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on|
|Adj.||1.||red carpet - special treatment or hospitality; "the maitre d' gave them the red-carpet treatment"|
uncommon - not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind; "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability"