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love the sound of (one's) own voice

To enjoy hearing oneself talk because one is pompous and/or self-centered. Boy, he really loves the sound of his own voice—I didn't think he would ever stop talking! I know you love the sound of your own voice, but can I please say something now?
See also: love, of, own, sound, voice

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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N is for necessary, to start the day, A is for angel, with such dedication, N is for nice, such a loving creation.
Just as Nietzsche stood at the end of the nineteenth century announcing through the mouth of the prophet Zarathustra a new humanity, capable of loving the friend who is distant and radically other, so Derrida stands at the end of the twentieth century announcing the possible arrival of lovers of humanity (arrivants).
If we wish to promote loving relationships among people, we must refocus our thinking.
Love from your ever loving son archie x Ellison Sean Happy First Father's Day Daddy!
All of us received from others both life itself and its basic truths, and we have been called to attain perfection in relationship and loving communion with others.
Like Pavlov's dog, we have become programmed to believe it, to internalize it, to suspect that when love does come sniffing around us, we better shoo it away in a hurry because we know black men and women can't co-exist in a loving relationship.
I came to grips with the fact that a tree has many roots and I have many roots--some of them good and some of them not so good, such as loving to be the center of attention.
With loving song and tender touch, she opens Celie to her own loveliness and possibility and reveals a God who is not the "big and old and tall and graybearded and white" stern codger of Celie's old-time religion but, instead, an expansive God of trees, air, birds, people an erotic God who "love all them feelings," who "love everything you love," and "love admiration .
Once formed, character is relatively stable and sometimes resistant, but it can be reshaped gradually to become more loving, even into advanced age.
In 'Tis Pity the opposite occurs--a previously loving father dies renouncing his children in horror."
Thus Bell did not hold herself responsible either for loving or failing to love Penrod.
Lots of love Liam, Britney and Bruno xx Barry TONY Happy Father's Day to the best dad in the world, lots of love Lee, Craig, Kelly & Danni xxx BARTLEY ARTHUR Happy Fathers Day Grandad Love Annie & Esmae-Rose xx BASHFORD PAUL Your One in a million with the biggest heart from your loving children and grandchildren x BATES JOHN Happy fathers day john hope you have a nice day love ya lots love carly x BEATTY DEREK my dad always please get better your a fighter love u denise xx BEDFORD RONNIE Happy Fathers Day to the best dad and grandad love from Sammie and kids xxx Bell BRIAN Happy Father's day dad / grandad love you lots Kerry, Chelsea, Sophie, Jorgie and your best girl Bobbie x Bell JOSEPH WILLIAM Happy Fathers Day to the best daddy in the world.
Love Nicola & Gary xx xx LUNT KENNETH To my lovely dad miss you loads always in my heart and thoughts your loving daughter Cindy xxx LUNT MICHAEL Happy Father's Day to the best dad...
Thank you for giving me a loving home with lots of love -Mitzee moo x Beesley Sharon Happy Mothers Day Mum Your One In a Million Thanks for all you do Lots Of Love leeanne, Anaya & Cassius Xxx Bridge Christina Happy Mother's Day All my love Alan x Bellamy Jean Happy Mother's Day to the best mum in the world.We love you so much from Sue, Robert ,Sam,Lizzie and Tom xxx Bell Joan Happy Mother's Day mum,love from Sandra and Conan xxx bench christine Happy mothers day From selina BENNETT KAREN To Nanny Happy mothers day Love from Your kids & grand kids xx Bentley June Simply The Best Mum Happy Mothers Day Love you loads Donna xxxxx Beryl Print Wishing a special Mum a special Mothers Day.
Baptized couples who have a valid marriage will be given the graces enabling them to be faithful spouses and loving parents.