welcome mat


noun

a doormat, especially one with the word “welcome” printed on it.

Idioms for welcome mat

    put out the welcome mat, to extend a hearty welcome: The club put out the welcome mat for new members.
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Idioms and Phrases with welcome mat

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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