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the red carpet

noun [S] uk   us  
a long, red floor covering that is put down for an important guest to walk on when he or she visits somewhere and receives a special official welcome, or a special welcome of this type: We'll roll out the red carpet for the senator.
red-carpet
adjective uk   us  
Although a celebrity may attend a red-carpet event without a tie, he always has to remain dressed up. The minister was given the red-carpet treatment.
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