informal (Of a celebrity or politician) greet people by shaking hands.
- His designated role for the festival will be to press the flesh and meet and greet as many people as he can.
- Bigwigs in that branch of the party appear to play a leading role in her campaign, which so far has been about pressing the flesh and avoiding political issues.
- And he has undergone a transformation from aloof politician to one who knows how to press the flesh and talk with villagers.
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