meet and greet
[ meet-uh n--greet ]
/ ˈmit ən ˈgrit /
a planned social occasion or activity at which a person, usually someone well-known, is formally introduced to attendees to socialize with them or answer their questions.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
to meet at such an event: You can meet and greet with the author after the reading. There will be a party next week for the new boss to meet and greet our employees.
Origin of meet and greet
1830–35 for verb; 1960–65 for noun
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