Definition of meet-the-people in US English:

meet-the-people

adjective

US
  • Attributive Designating a tour, etc., made by a prominent person or dignitary to meet members of the general public.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The Hammond Times. From phrase to meet the people, used especially with reference to a public visit by a prominent person.

Pronunciation

meet-the-people

/ˈmiːtðəˌpiːpl/