with open arms

with open arms  {adv. phr.}
1. With the arms spread wide for hugging or catching.
When Father came home from work, little Sally ran out to meet him with open arms.
Dick stood under the window with open arms, and Jean dropped the bag of laundry down to him.
2. With words or actions showing that you are glad to see someone; gladly, warmly, eagerly.
When Grandmother came to visit us at Christmas, we welcomed her with open arms.
After his pioneering flight in the Friendship VII, Col. John Glenn was welcomed with open arms' by the people of his hometown.
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