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welcome mat

noun [C] uk   us  
a small piece of strong material with "welcome" written on it that is put on the floor by the door to greet people as they come in: figurative A new immigration law means the US will be dusting off the welcome mat for (= will be ready to welcome) famous people who want to live in the country.figurative We had better put the welcome mat out (= be ready to welcome), if your mother is coming to visit.
Translations of “welcome mat”
in Chinese (Traditional) (有「歡迎光臨」字樣的)門氈…
in Chinese (Simplified) (有“欢迎光临”字样的)门毡…
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