(redirected from pressing the flesh)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

PRESS. By a figure this word signifies the art of printing. The press is free.
     2. All men have a right to print and publish whatever they may deem proper, unless by doing so they infringe the rights of another, as in the case of copyrights, (q.v.) when they may be enjoined. For any injury they may commit against the public or individuals they may be punished, either by indictment, or by a civil action at the suit of the party injured, when the injury has been committed against a private individual. Vide Const. of the U. S. Amend. art. 1, and Liberty of the Press.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
So who can expect a stance by lowly Liverpool leader Corporal Wearing Badley, who has already been in China with Liverpool Vision boss Mike Taylor, pressing the flesh of Chinese officials who spoke of Liverpool''s reputation as an international city of music.
And if "the Fonz" is as dedicated and persistent on the pitch as he is in pressing the flesh we can get set for Happy Days.
He spent most of last week at NBC U's NATPE booth, pressing the flesh of station managers and advertisers--all with a smile and special glint in his diamond-stud earring.
Mikkel, who went to Australia for his first defence and beat Anthony Mundine, spent the weekend in the States, pressing the flesh and boosting his profile.
It started Friday the 13th in New York City where I met Meza, Eric, and Jereme at JFK--the rest of the dudes were already in town shopping and pressing the flesh. I knew Eric a little bit before the trip, but I'd barely met and never hung out with the rest of the team.
If pressing the flesh leaves a small dent, it is too ripe to slice but suitable for mashing.
But for all his flamboyance in front of goal,he has not beena club player in the old-fashioned sense.Henke has risen above the everyday graft that someone like Peter Grant would recognise and is rarely seen pressing the flesh in supporters' clubs or doing the rounds of children's hospitals.
The portly, grey haired man who walked the streets of Baghdadlast week pressing the flesh was quite clearly not the man himself, but with some of the still photographs,It's a tougher call.
Brookes will be going to Wimbledon for the tennis, popping in at a Test match or two, heading down to Walthamstow dogs one night, and pressing the flesh at Royal Ascot.
But, despite another tempestuous affair between the two sides on Saturday, the two buried the hatchet, pressing the flesh both before and after the Cottagers' 2-0 win.
In fact he's making the most of his new-found reality TV fame this side of the Pond by pressing the flesh with at least a few of those who voted for him during his turbulent stay in the house.