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leave (one) to (someone's) tender mercies

To allow one to face the punishment or rebukes of another person who will not show them any mercy, kindness, or sympathy. The phrase is used ironically. I thought it would be best if I spoke to her, rather than leaving her to the principal's tender mercies. I don't have time to deal with this. I'll just leave them to Mrs. Tanner's tender mercies.
See also: leave, mercy, tender

at a tender age

In one's youth. I'm not surprised to hear that he was doing science experiments at a tender age—he's a child genius!
See also: age, tender

at the tender age of

This phrase is used to emphasize how young one was when one did something in particular. (The age is stated after "of.") I'm not surprised to hear that he was doing science experiments at the tender age of seven—he's a child genius!
See also: age, of, tender

tender age of

the young age of... She left home at the tender age of 17 and got married to a rock singer.
See also: age, of, tender

tender something for something

to offer something (of value) for something. The shareholders were asked to tender one of their shares for two of the offering company's. I decided not to tender my shares.
See also: tender

tender something (to someone) (for something)

to offer or present something to someone for something. Laura tendered payment to Gary for the tickets. Walter tendered the old shares to the company for new shares.

leave to someone's tender mercies

Submit to another's power or discretion, especially to an unsympathetic individual. Today this expression is always used ironically, as in We left him to the tender mercies of that stiff-necked, arrogant nurse. It alludes to a biblical passage (Proverbs 12:10): "A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel."
See also: leave, mercy, tender

tender age

A young age, as in It's a great advantage to learn languages at a tender age. [Early 1300s]
See also: age, tender

tender loving care

Also, TLC. Solicitous and compassionate care, as in These houseplants sure have had tender loving care, or Older house for sale, needs some renovation and TLC. Originally used to describe the work of care-givers such as nurses, this term today is often used ironically or euphemistically. [Second half of 1900s]
See also: care, loving, tender

at a ˌtender ˈage

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at the tender ˌage of ˈ8, ˈ12, etc.

used in connection with somebody who is still young and does not have much experience: We were sent to boarding school at a tender age.At the tender age of seventeen I left home.
See also: age, tender
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The tender offer was previously scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight New York City time, on January 22, 2007.
In each case, holders whose Notes are accepted for payment in the tender offers will receive accrued and unpaid interest in respect of such purchased Notes from the last interest payment date to, but not including, the payment date for Notes purchased in the tender offers.
Each holder who validly tenders its Notes and delivers consents on or prior to 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on December 26, 2006 will be entitled to a consent payment, which is included in the total consideration above, of $30 for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes tendered by such holder if such Notes are accepted for purchase pursuant to the tender offer.
In connection with the tender offer, the Company has agreed that it will not exercise its right under the indenture governing the Notes to redeem all or a portion of the Notes at any time prior to December 29, 2006 for a redemption price equal to 102% of the principal amount thereof.
The consummation of the tender offer is conditioned upon, among other things, (i) the consummation of the previously announced acquisition (the "Acquisition") of Jacuzzi by affiliates of Apollo Management, L.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the tender offer, NewMarket will, at such time after the Expiration Date (the "Final Acceptance Time"), accept for purchase all the Notes validly tendered prior to the Expiration Date (or if NewMarket has exercised its early purchase option described above, all the Notes validly tendered after the Early Acceptance Time and prior to the Expiration Date).
Shareholders who deposited common shares in the tender offer at or below the purchase price will have all their tendered common shares purchased, subject to certain limited exceptions.
As more fully described in the Statement, the total consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of each series of Notes validly tendered pursuant to the applicable tender offer and accepted for payment on the applicable settlement date and consents delivered pursuant to the applicable solicitation and not validly withdrawn or revoked at or prior to 5:00 p.
Each holder who validly tenders its Notes and delivers consents on or prior to October 16, 2006 (the "Early Tender Date") shall be entitled to a consent payment, which is included in the total consideration discussed above, of $30 for each $1,000 principal amount of Buffets Notes or $30 for each $1,000 principal amount at maturity of Buffets Holdings Notes, tendered by such holder if such Notes are accepted for purchase pursuant to the applicable tender offer.
Dollar Financial Group expects to pay for any Notes purchased pursuant to the tender offer and consent solicitation in same-day funds on a date promptly following the expiration of the tender offer.
Alliance Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq:ALSC) (the "Company") today announced that it has commenced a tender offer in which it will spend up to $30 million to repurchase up to 10,909,090 shares of its common stock, or up to 30.
NASDAQ:USPI) today announced the commencement of a tender offer and related consent solicitation for its outstanding senior subordinated notes.
NYSE:LI) today announced that it is commencing a modified "Dutch Auction" tender offer for up to 15,000,000 shares of its common stock with proceeds from a new $500 million term debt facility.
NASDAQ: CMLS) announced today the final results of its modified "Dutch auction" tender offer which expired at midnight, New York City Time, on June 14, 2006.
intends to commence cash tender offers and consent solicitations today with respect to its outstanding $225 million aggregate principal amount of 7% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 (the "7% Notes"), $125 million aggregate principal amount of 3 3/8% Senior Exchangeable Notes due 2025 (the "3 3/8% Notes"), and $100 million aggregate principal amount of 4 5/8% Senior Exchangeable Notes due 2025 (the "4 5/8% Notes," and together with the 3 3/8% Notes, the "Exchangeable Notes").