red carpet treatment

 Plush, fancy; fit for royalty.
 ► “Cities weren’t rolling out the red carpet for $6-an-hour jobs during the fourth quarter.” (Wall Street Journal, Jan. 3, 1996, p. F1)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • red-carpet treatment — VIP treatment, special treatment given to important visitors …   English contemporary dictionary

  • (the) red-carpet treatment — roll out the red carpet to give an important person a special welcome. She was given the red carpet treatment in Japan where her books are extremely popular …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • red-carpet — adj When the president visited the foreign country, he was given the red carpet treatment and welcomed by a great crowd. We gave Uncle Willie the red carpet treatment when he returned from Hong Kong …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 > …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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