To find the latchstring out
Latchstring Latch"string`, n. A string for raising the latch of a door by a person outside. It is fastened to the latch and passed through a hole above it in the door. [1913 Webster]

{To find the latchstring out}, to meet with hospitality; to be welcome. (Intrusion is prevented by drawing in the latchstring.) [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Latchstring — Latch string , n. A string for raising the latch of a door by a person outside. It is fastened to the latch and passed through a hole above it in the door. [1913 Webster] {To find the latchstring out}, to meet with hospitality; to be welcome.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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