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kid gloves

A metaphor for very gentle care, often to the point of coddling. Kid gloves are very soft leather gloves, typically made from the skin of a young goat (a "kid"). Used in the phrase "treat (someone) with kid gloves" and similar variations. I can't stand the way my family always treats my younger brother with kid gloves, trying to protect him from every little thing! We'll need to handle the merger with kid gloves—both clients are extremely sensitive.
See also: glove, kid
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If he treats miscreants with kid gloves they may derail his administration,' Ajimobi stated.
And how come well-connected 'bona-fide' hoodlums, patron sharks and high-profile crooks have been dealt with just kid gloves?
In contrast to Delporte's still-deciding narrator, the narrator of Lucy Knisley's autobiographical Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos, is a woman who has definitively made her choice.
Warwickshire sporting director and former England spinner Ashley Giles believes Stone deserves England recognition but urged the 24-year-old to be handled with "kid gloves" to get the best out of him.
What does NOT work with ASD kids is acting like the diagnosis requires that they be handled with kid gloves. The proper discipline of a child, diagnosis or not, requires adults who are ready to step up to the plate and deliver unequivocal authority.
Different governments, keeping their political interests in mind, treat the so-called self-styled godmen in the country with kid gloves. For example, Ram Vriksha Yadav, Asaram Bapu, Sant Rampal and now Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, just to name a few.
As a career criminal, he does not deserve the kid gloves treatment from the prison authorities.
02THE people of Merseyside could treat themselves to kid gloves. Bon Marche department store was selling its famous 2/6 Kid Glove ('the glove for presents') in the run-up to Christmas 1915.
Launching the Government's counterextremism strategy, the Prime Minister warned it was no time for "kid gloves" when faced with the threat to Britain's values of democracy, equality and tolerance.
Kid gloves for Craig After old club Hearts failed to test him with a single shot on target, Craig Gordon got in some practice after the game by letting kids take penalties at him outside Celtic Park.
Senator Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito on Thursday criticized the way other lawmakers treated Budget Secretary Florencio Abad with kid gloves during the Senate finance committee hearing on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) controversy.
Yet still that ridiculous organisation NICE is telling doctors they have to treat fat people with kid gloves.
Contract awarded for bidding coquimbo pampilla acquisition of broom, drums, barre sheet, gloves, shovels, fork and kid gloves couple
He said Nicaragua has opened its doors to investors and assured them of proper working conditions, adding "they treat private enterprises with kid gloves, they are giving concessions and benefits and issues, and here we are closing them down, really, then this style of government that we have is suicide, that is to say, it is a government that does not understand how private enterprise works".
On the occasions when miscreants are brought before the courts, the tendency is to treat them with kid gloves.