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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

TLC

n. tender loving care. (Initialism.) This old car will keep running as long as I give it lots of TLC.

TLC

Acronym for tender loving care. In modern times this phrase is believed to have originated in a hospital or other sick-care setting, where it alludes to kind and solicitous treatment by nurses. From the mid-1900s on it caught on in a more general way, particularly among songwriters, according to wordsmith Nigel Rees, who found nearly a dozen songs with this title written between 1960 and 1983. Today the term, both spelled out and abbreviated, is applied to kind or gentle treatment for almost anything—a pet, person, plant, automobile, and so on. It has just about replaced the almost synonymous tea and sympathy, meaning special kindness shown to someone who is upset. This term was always most common in Britain, where a cup of tea is standard treatment in such situations. It gained currency as the title of a play by Robert Anderson and a motion picture based on it (1956) about a prep school boy’s affair with a teacher’s wife, but it has largely died out, at least in America.
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Ese fue el momento que aprovecho la Administracion Uribe para solicitar a Estados Unidos la suscripcion de un TLC bilateral, el 30 de abril de 2003.
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1-[FEV.sub.3]/FVC had significant correlations with RV, RV/TLC, TLC, FRCpleth and [FEF.sub.25-75] in both [FEV.sub.3]/FVC [greater than or equal to] LLN and [FEV.sub.3]/FVC < LLN groups.
The company has told the TLC it could provide general trip duration data to help monitor for driver fatigue.
Offering the best continual vapor dispersion to extend the life of both tires and rims, the advanced rust-inhibiting technology utilized in Accella's latest TLC product line delivers superior resistance against corrosion, even in the most extreme weather conditions, available in freeze protection levels from 20[degrees]F to -40[degrees]F, according to the company.
Single-bit NAND is called SLC (single-level cell), two-bit NAND is MLC, and three-bit NAND is TLC (triple-level cell).
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Discovery is all set to launch its lifestyle and entertainment channel, TLC, in Turkey, next month.
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TLC Engineering for Architecture's Tampa office said it is engineering multiple projects that are part of a major expansion underway at Tampa International Airport, building on the firm's expertise in the aviation market and years of working at Tampa International.
If you are working with an unknown, you might want to try some thin-layer chromatography (TLC) separations using various modes of chromatography that might be appropriate.