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gentle giant

Someone who is very large and strong but has a quiet and gentle nature. At first, I was afraid of the big, burly man covered in tattoos, but when I saw him rescue that kitten from the tree, I realized he was just a gentle giant.
See also: gentle, giant

be as gentle as a lamb

To be pleasant, caring, and calm. My rambunctious son is as gentle as a lamb with our cat. Mr. Stewart may seem crotchety, but he's as gentle as a lamb—he's actually helped me carry my groceries many times.
See also: gentle, lamb

*gentle as a lamb

Cliché [of someone] very gentle. (*Also: as ~.) Don't be afraid of Mr. Schaeffer. He may look fierce, but he's as gentle as a lamb. Lisa was gentle as a lamb when dealing with children.
See also: gentle, lamb

gentle as a lamb

If someone is as gentle as a lamb, they are very kind and never become angry or aggressive. Brian was as gentle as a lamb and wouldn't hurt anyone. Verdy was as gentle as a lamb off the field but a raging lion on it.
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Ms Lynch, delivering her verdict on Fusilier Gentle, said, "He died as a result of injuries caused by the explosion and was unlawfully killed.
TEARS: Rose Gentle after hearing her son Gordon, inset, had been 'unlawfully killed'.
Officials last night confirmed the items were sent to Mrs Gentle through a third party but were "absolutely clean" when dispatched.
The MoD last night said the tags had been "absolutely clean" when they were sent to Mrs Gentle through a third party.
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AN Army officer may face criminal charges arising from the death of soldier Gordon Gentle in Iraq last year.