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See also: gladhanded
- simple past tense and past participle of
- Superficially friendly.
2011, Tony De Vita, The Pointy House Murders, ISBN 1426959168:
- ...his niggardly back-slapping coupled with an antediluvian crew-cut and a predilection for starched, razor-sharp creased shirts and spit-shined shoes only confirmed the prejudices of the glad-handed, button-down collared, slicked-back hair crowd-his benefactors, sponsors.
2014, J. Budziszewski, The Line through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction, ISBN 1497644321:
- In wading through the mire of an era whose inmates have tired of supposed Enlightenment and loiter at the gates of the Dark, we should not be too glad-handed with the pearls of faith...