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tender age of

the young age of... She left home at the tender age of 17 and got married to a rock singer.
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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.
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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 somebody to somebody's tender mercies

  (humorous)
to let someone be dealt with by another person who is not likely to show them any kindness or sympathy Should I have a word with her myself or leave her to Mick's tender mercies?
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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."
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tender age

A young age, as in It's a great advantage to learn languages at a tender age. [Early 1300s]
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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]
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the "Company"), has commenced a cash tender offer for any and all of the outstanding $140,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 8 7/8% Second Lien Notes due 2013 (the "Notes") of Hard Rock Hotel, Inc.
NYSE: JJZ) ("Jacuzzi") announced today that it has launched a cash tender offer and consent solicitation with respect to the outstanding $380 million in aggregate principal amount of its 9 5/8% Senior Secured Notes due 2010 (the "Notes").
B), announced today that it is commencing tender offers for its $350 million aggregate outstanding principal amount of 6.
Tenders of Notes prior to the Early Tender Date may be validly withdrawn and consents may be validly revoked at any time prior to the Early Tender Date, but not thereafter unless the tender offers and the consent solicitations are terminated without any Notes being purchased.
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.
RBS Global") announced today the results to date and the pricing terms of its previously announced cash tender offer and consent solicitation with respect to the 10 1/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012 (the "Notes") of its wholly owned subsidiary Rexnord Corporation ("Rexnord").
Edison Mission Group ("EMG") announced today the results to date of its indirect subsidiary's, Edison Mission Energy ("EME"), previously announced cash tender offer and consent solicitation for EME's outstanding 10% Senior Notes due August 15, 2008 (the "2008 Notes"-CUSIP No.
0 Million Shares of its Class B Common Stock from Affiliates of Bank of America Corporation at the Tender Offer Purchase Price
The Tender Offer is not being made to, nor will Pioneer accept tenders of the Notes from holders in any jurisdiction in which the Tender Offer or the acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities or blue sky laws of such jurisdiction.
The Company is extending the tender offer in order to finalize a private offering of trust preferred securities, the proceeds of which will be used to fund the shares tendered.
Tenders of Notes prior to the Consent Date may be validly withdrawn and consents may be validly revoked at any time prior to the Consent Date, but not thereafter unless the tender offers and the consent solicitations are terminated without any Notes being purchased.
As of the Consent Date, tenders and consents were received with respect to $199,980,000 aggregate principal amount of the Existing Notes (99.
New York City time, today (the "Consent Date"), which was the deadline for holders who desired to receive the cash consent payment to tender their Notes and deliver their consents, DHI had received tenders and consents for $150.
As of the Consent Date, DHI had received tenders and consents for $150.
All of the shares that are properly tendered (and not properly withdrawn) at prices at or below the purchase price determined by CVPS will be purchased at such purchase price, net to the seller in cash without interest, as promptly as practical after the expiration of the tender offer, subject to any withholding under applicable law, possible proration and provisions relating to conditional tenders.