red-carpet
adjective Etymology: from the traditional laying down of a red carpet for important guests to walk on Date: 1952 marked by ceremonial courtesy <
red-carpet treatment
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  • red-carpet — adjective a red carpet welcome special treatment given to a very important visitor when they arrive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • red carpet — ► NOUN ▪ a long, narrow red carpet for a distinguished visitor to walk along …   English terms dictionary

  • red carpet — I noun a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on • Hypernyms: ↑rug, ↑carpet, ↑carpeting II adjective special treatment or hospitality the maitre d gave them the red carpet treatment …   Useful english dictionary

  • red-carpet — adjective special treatment or hospitality the maitre d gave them the red carpet treatment • Syn: ↑red carpet • Similar to: ↑uncommon * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: so called from the traditional laying down of a red carpet for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Red carpet — at formal events. Overview More commonly, the red carpet treatment and rolling out the red carpet , refer to any special efforts made in the interests of hospitality. The earliest known reference to walking a red carpet in literature is in the… …   Wikipedia

  • red carpet —    If you give someone the red carpet treatment, you give them a special welcome to show that you think they are important. You can roll out the red carpet, too.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To roll out the red carpet means to give… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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