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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.