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Definition of welcome mat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

welcome mat

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
 
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Idioms
lay, put, roll, etc. out the welcome mat (for somebody)
 
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(especially North American English) to make somebody feel welcome; to try to attract visitors, etc. The county has put out the welcome mat for international investors.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: welcome mat