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welcome matnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​smallpiece of ​strongmaterial with "​welcome" written on it that is put on the ​floor by the ​door to ​greetpeople as they come in: figurative A new ​immigrationlawmeans the US will be dusting off thewelcomemat for (= will be ​ready to ​welcome)famouspeople who ​want to ​live in the ​country.figurative We had ​better put thewelcomemat out (= be ​ready to ​welcome) if ​yourmother is coming to ​visit.
(Definition of welcome mat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “welcome mat”
in Chinese (Simplified) (有“欢迎光临”字样的)门毡…
in Chinese (Traditional) (有「歡迎光臨」字樣的)門氈…
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