- nouna strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk onadjectivespecial treatment or hospitality-
the maitre d' gave them the red-carpet treatment• Syn: ↑red-carpet• Similar to: ↑uncommon
* * *noun: to formally greet or welcome an important guest who has just arrived
The governor rolled out the red carpet for his dinner guests.red-carpet adj, always used before a noun
a red-carpet welcome
We got the red-carpet treatment [=we were treated like very important people] when we arrived.
* * *a strip of red carpet laid on the ground for an important visitor to walk on when he or she arrives
I didn't expect to be giventhe red carpet treatment
They city always rolls out the red carpet for visiting heads of state.
* * *red carpetsee red a. 19 a.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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