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press (the) flesh

Definition of press the flesh in English:

informal (Of a celebrity or politician) greet people by shaking hands.
Example sentences
  • 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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