Arrive in style

Posted by Lewis on September 08, 2003

In Reply to: Arrive in style posted by Beth on September 08, 2003

: Hi,
: What does 'arrive in style' mean?
: e.g. He arrives in style at the game.
: Thanks.

to "arrive in style" is to make an impression on appearing somewhere - it has connotations of luxury or of panache - so somebody "arriving in style" might be well-dressed, look cool and/or be chauffeured by limousine. Alternatively, the person could parachute into the arena.
Providing that the arrival is cool, glamourous or eye-catching in a positive way, you could say the person arived in "style".
"Style" is one of those difficult to define attributes which very much depends on context.