red carpet

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red carpet

n.
A carpet laid down for important visitors.
Idiom:
roll out the red carpet
To welcome with great hospitality or ceremony.

red carpet

n
1. a strip of red carpeting laid for important dignitaries to walk on when arriving or departing
2.
a. deferential treatment accorded to a person of importance
b. (as modifier): the returning hero had a red-carpet reception.

red′ car′pet


n.
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.
[1930–35]
red′-car′pet, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.red carpet - a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk onred carpet - a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on
carpet, carpeting, rug - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
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"
Translations
tapis rouge
vörös szőnyeg
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Crew members roll out the red carpet in front of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles in preparation for the 91st Academy Awards tonight RICHARD SHOTWELL
While I understand that her stay in the country will only be for a short time, a visit to Cagayan de Oro City will definitely enhance her experience and she will feel the love and pride of her fellow Kagayanons who will certainly roll out the red carpet for her, he added.
The shallowness of his argument is indicated by his use of hyperbole in 'roll out the red carpet'.