tender loving care


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tender loving care

Compassionate, caring, protective attention or treatment. Sometime abbreviated to TLC, especially when using the term more jocularly or lightheartedly. I find that giving these patients tender loving care is as beneficial to them as their medication, sometimes more so. Your plants just need a little tender loving care and they'll be green and healthy again in no time!
See also: care, loving, 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
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The over-riding aim of the care offered by the dedicated care workers at Tender Loving Care is to help people remain in their own homes as long as possible and to maintain their independence, something which is vitally important, particularly as people get older.
Point of View and Tender Loving Care were both created by Rob Landeros and David Wheeler, two of the most recognized creative forces in the multimedia industry,
LIZ Hurley will have to administer more tender loving care to lover Arun Nayar.
Stag and Pheasant landlady Penny West, who hates gardening, decided it was time her poorly patch of grass was given some tender loving care, but realised the only way to get a result was to make an offer regulars could not refuse.
The fact that TLC also stands for Tender Loving Care is no coincidence -- these initials confirm the new casino's dedication to excellence.
NEW from Charles Worthington, the Sensitive range aims to offer a bit of tender loving care thanks to its gentle aloe vera and cucumber.
Big and affectionate, she will need extra tender loving care because of a heart condition.
The cute litter of terrier puppies escaped being drowned by a cruel owner in south Wales and are in need of some tender loving care.
A label will be affixed to each blanket that reads: ``Made with tender loving care for Project Linus.
Two tiny orphan pups are desperately in need of tender loving care.
However, we anticipate bankruptcy protection will allow us to restructure our finances and focus on the operations of our two primary subsidiaries, Chartwell Diversified Services and Tender Loving Care Health Care Services.
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Darren, of Portsmouth, said if she did not improve five days later: 'We would let her go slowly with TLC - tender loving care.
must be given June Malecek and Barbara Fiero for the tender loving care they have shown for the two precious pals.
The youngsters get a new lease of life after just a few weeks of fresh air, healthy food and tender loving care.