handle (someone or something) without gloves

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handle (someone or something) without gloves

To treat someone roughly or severely. Both clients are extremely sensitive, so if anyone handles them without gloves, the boss will definitely hear about it.
See also: glove, handle, without
References in classic literature ?
"And, since Satan saw fit to steal it, your reverence must needs handle him without gloves henceforward," remarked the old sexton, grimly smiling.