American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A carpet laid down for important visitors.
- idiom. roll out the red carpet To welcome with great hospitality or ceremony.
- n. A strip of red carpet that is laid for a VIP to walk on.
- n. VIP treatment.
- adj. special treatment or hospitality
- n. a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on
“He led him to the wide marble staircase, which had a thick-piled red carpet running down the middle.”
Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry
“He is currently the red carpet commentator for NBCs Extra and the exclusive Style Guy for Jones New York, helping women to craft their style.”
“Grace Kelly and Dorothy Dandridge immediately come to mind when I see a lovely, fluid ball gown skirt that speaks of the 1950s, an era when starlets such as these put in the time to create the look and mood that we now know to be the proverbial red carpet moment—usually without the help of what we call today a “celebrity stylist.””
“He referred to the red carpet that some official belonging to the duumviri had laid down the full length of the jetty, a sign of kingliness that horrified Octavian.”
“They descended the stairs with precision, unrolling a red carpet and tucking it securely onto each step.”
“There's lively activity today in the light and charming offices of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies on the Promenade des Anglais; two agents de police are holding the clear for invited guests to stride up the red carpet into the welcoming and pleasantly cool amphitheater.”
“Its a different story if I am dressing for the red carpet or a special eventthen I like to push the envelope I call it tapping that Cher factor and be more daring.”
“Take Cardinal Mindszenty out with you and we will roll out the red carpet at the border.”
“Red mahogany furniture, with startling shiny emerald leather chair-cushions; red carpet and green curtains.”
The Life of John Ruskin
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