press the flesh
phrasal to greet and shake hands with people especially while campaigning for political office

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • press the flesh — When people, especially politicians, press the flesh, they meet members of the public and shake their hands, usually when trying to get support …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • press the flesh — ► press (the) flesh informal, chiefly N. Amer. greet people by shaking hands. Main Entry: ↑press …   English terms dictionary

  • press (the) flesh — ˌpress (the) ˈflesh f10 idiom (informal) (of a famous person or politician) to say hello to people by shaking hands Main entry: ↑pressidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • press the flesh — phrasal : to greet and shake hands with people especially while campaigning for political office * * * press the flesh informal phrase if a politician or other famous person presses the flesh, they meet and shake hands with a lot of people… …   Useful english dictionary

  • press (the) flesh — tv. to shake hands. (See also f lesh presser.) □ Hey, chum! Glad to press flesh with you! □ He wanted to press the flesh, but I refused even to touch him …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • press the flesh — mainly American, humorous if politicians or famous people press the flesh, they shake hands with the public. Even after 12 hours on the campaign trail, he was still meeting his supporters and pressing the flesh …   New idioms dictionary

  • press the flesh —    When people, especially politicians, press the flesh, they meet members of the public and shake their hands, usually when trying to get support.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • press the flesh — verb To shake hands and socialize, especially in a political gathering. Bill Clinton was in full campaign form Tuesday. Hours behind schedule, he stopped to press the flesh with everyone in sight …   Wiktionary

  • press the flesh — {v.}, {slang} To shake hands with total strangers by the hundreds, keeping an artificial smile all the way, in order to raise one s popularity during political elections. * /Incumbent Governor Maxwell was pressing the flesh all day long at six… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • press the flesh — {v.}, {slang} To shake hands with total strangers by the hundreds, keeping an artificial smile all the way, in order to raise one s popularity during political elections. * /Incumbent Governor Maxwell was pressing the flesh all day long at six… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • press\ the\ flesh — v slang To shake hands with total strangers by the hundreds, keeping an artificial smile all the way, in order to raise one s popularity during political elections. Incumbent Governor Maxwell was pressing the flesh all day long at six different… …   Словарь американских идиом

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