glad-handing


glad-handing
 Shaking hands with everyone present.
 See also schmoozing.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • glad´hand´er — glad hand «GLAD HAND», noun, verb. Informal. –n. a friendly or cheerful greeting; readiness to shake hands: »… moved about with a big smile and glad hand (Time). –v.t. to greet in a cheerful and friendly manner: »The Foreign Office … now sends a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • glad-hand — glad hander, n. /glad hand /, Informal. v.t. 1. to greet warmly. 2. to greet in an insincerely effusive manner. v.i. 3. to greet others with enthusiasm, esp. feigned enthusiasm: The candidate spent weeks glad handing around the state. [1900 05] * …   Universalium

  • glad-hand — v [I and T] to talk to or welcome people in a very friendly way, especially when this is not sincere ▪ He moved among the guests, glad handing well wishers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glad-hand — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: glad hand transitive verb : to extend a glad hand to political candidates glad handing everyone they met intransitive verb : to extend a glad hand …   Useful english dictionary

  • glad-hand — verb Date: 1903 transitive verb to extend a glad hand to < candidates glad handing everyone they meet > intransitive verb to extend a glad hand < glad handing as if he were running for mayor > • glad hander noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glad-hand — UK / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms glad hand : present tense I/you/we/they glad hand he/she/it glad hands present participle glad handing past tense glad handed past participle glad handed if a politician glad hands people at a… …   English dictionary

  • glad-hander — “ə(r) noun 1. : one given to glad handing : one ready to extend a glad hand the home loving, comfort loving, rotund glad hander Christopher Rand this big, friendly fellow a glad hander who really seemed to mean it R.M.Yoder 2. : one who is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • glad-hand — tv. to greet someone effusively. □ The Senator was glad handing everyone in sight. □ He glad handed Ernie and got a real earful …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions