red carpet


red carpet
red carpets
N-COUNT: usu sing
The red carpet is special treatment given to an important or honoured guest, for example the laying of a strip of red carpet for them to walk on.

We'll give her some VIP treatment and roll out the red carpet...

He is embarrassed by the red carpet treatment.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • 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 …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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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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