Red Carpet : Phrases
Someone regarded as important.
We gave a red carpet welcome to the President of USA.
Jahangir, Mughal emperor from 1605 to 1627, once paid a visit to his brother-in-law on New Year’s Day. To celebrate the event, his brother-in-law carpeted the road between his house and the palace with gold brocades and rich velvets, so that the royal entourage would not have to touch the ground. Today we say Roll out the red carpet or the red-carpet treatment to indicate the conferring of honor and prestige.
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