Definition of red carpet in English:

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red carpet

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noun

1A long, narrow red carpet laid on the ground for a distinguished visitor to walk along when arriving.
Example sentences
  • I always smile to myself when I'm asked to walk along red carpets now.
  • This man looked up at the throne room, a vast hall with a blood red carpet running down the center.
  • Apply all of the above to Scotland's latest ambassador to the world of red carpets and clapper boards, along with a prevailing air of not quite being there.
1.1 (the red carpet) Used in reference to privileged treatment of a distinguished visitor: [as modifier]: the group gets red-carpet treatment in most places
More example sentences
  • At a recent meeting in Brussels, interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi received ‘the full red-carpet treatment normally accorded to a world leader’.
  • This red-carpet treatment cost German taxpayers some €52,000.
  • The red-carpet treatment includes a gourmet meal, based on the last meal on Concorde, at the Radisson Hotel close to the airport, before a tour of the aircraft.
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