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welcome mat

a doormat, especially one with the word “welcome” printed on it.
put out the welcome mat, to extend a hearty welcome:
The club put out the welcome mat for new members. Unabridged
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welcome mat

A friendly welcome, as in They put out the welcome mat for all new members. This expression alludes to a doormat with the word “Welcome” printed on it. [ Mid-1900 ]
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