treat with kid gloves

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Related to treat with kid gloves: without a hitch, gloves are off

treat somebody with kid gloves

also handle somebody with kid gloves
to deal with someone very gently or carefully While he treated writers with kid gloves, he was unpleasant to everyone else.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of kid gloves (gloves made of very soft, smooth leather)
See also: glove, kid, treat