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red carpet

noun

  • to roll out the red carpet for somebody
    recibir a alguien con bombos y platillos
    recibir a alguien a bombo y platillo (Spain)
    (before noun) they gave us the red-carpet treatment
    nos trataron a cuerpo de rey
    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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