handle with kid gloves
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Related to handle with kid gloves: treat with kid gloves, gloves are off
handle someone with kid gloves
Fig. to be very careful with a touchy person. Bill has become so sensitive. You really have to handle him with kid gloves. You don't have to handle me with kid gloves. I can take it.
handle/treat somebody with kid gloves
to be very polite or kind to someone who is important or easily upset because you do not want to make them angry or upset
Usage notes: Kid gloves are gloves made from very soft leather which would feel very soft if someone touched you with them.Linda can be a very difficult woman - you've really got to handle her with kid gloves.