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leave (one) to (someone's) tender mercies

To allow one to face the punishment or rebukes of another person who will not show them any mercy, kindness, or sympathy. The phrase is used ironically. I thought it would be best if I spoke to her, rather than leaving her to the principal's tender mercies. I don't have time to deal with this. I'll just leave them to Mrs. Tanner's tender mercies.
See also: leave, mercy, tender

at a tender age

In one's youth. I'm not surprised to hear that he was doing science experiments at a tender age—he's a child genius!
See also: age, tender

at the tender age of

This phrase is used to emphasize how young one was when one did something in particular. (The age is stated after "of.") I'm not surprised to hear that he was doing science experiments at the tender age of seven—he's a child genius!
See also: age, of, tender

tender age of

the young age of... She left home at the tender age of 17 and got married to a rock singer.
See also: age, of, tender

tender something for something

to offer something (of value) for something. The shareholders were asked to tender one of their shares for two of the offering company's. I decided not to tender my shares.
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tender something (to someone) (for something)

to offer or present something to someone for something. Laura tendered payment to Gary for the tickets. Walter tendered the old shares to the company for new shares.

leave to someone's tender mercies

Submit to another's power or discretion, especially to an unsympathetic individual. Today this expression is always used ironically, as in We left him to the tender mercies of that stiff-necked, arrogant nurse. It alludes to a biblical passage (Proverbs 12:10): "A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel."
See also: leave, mercy, tender

tender age

A young age, as in It's a great advantage to learn languages at a tender age. [Early 1300s]
See also: age, 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

at a ˌtender ˈage

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at the tender ˌage of ˈ8, ˈ12, etc.

used in connection with somebody who is still young and does not have much experience: We were sent to boarding school at a tender age.At the tender age of seventeen I left home.
See also: age, tender
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Neither Open Solutions, the Dealer Manager nor the Information Agent are making any recommendation as to whether or not Notes should be tendered pursuant to the tender offer.
This news release contains forward-looking statements which reflect management's current views of future events and operations, including, but not limited to, statements pertaining to Open Solutions' plan to pay the tender consideration for Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn.
Each holder who validly tenders its Notes and delivers consents on or prior to 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on December 26, 2006 will be entitled to a consent payment, which is included in the total consideration above, of $30 for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes tendered by such holder if such Notes are accepted for purchase pursuant to the tender offer.
The purchase price for Notes that are validly tendered after the Consent Payment Deadline but on or prior to the Expiration Date will be equal to $1,000.
Payments of the tender consideration for the Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn on or prior to the expiration date and accepted for purchase will be made pursuant to the Tender Offer Documents.
NewMarket reserves the right, at any time following the Consent Payment Deadline but prior to the Expiration Date (the "Early Acceptance Time"), to accept for purchase all the Notes validly tendered prior to the Early Acceptance Time.
In accordance with the terms and conditions of the tender offer, and based on the preliminary count by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the depositary for the tender offer, the Company expects to accept for purchase approximately 22,418,000 of its common shares (including approximately 4,644,000 shares tendered through guaranteed delivery procedures and 90,000 shares tendered subject to conditions) at a purchase price of $35.
Each tender offer is conditioned upon the satisfaction of certain conditions, including, among other things, there being validly tendered and not withdrawn at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Notes of each applicable series and the receipt of the requisite consents for each applicable series of Notes, execution of the applicable supplemental indenture providing for the applicable proposed amendments and the consummation of the merger pursuant to the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of September 15, 2006, by and among Freescale, Firestone Holdings LLC and Firestone Acquisition Corporation.
Each holder who validly tenders its Notes and delivers consents on or prior to October 16, 2006 (the "Early Tender Date") shall be entitled to a consent payment, which is included in the total consideration discussed above, of $30 for each $1,000 principal amount of Buffets Notes or $30 for each $1,000 principal amount at maturity of Buffets Holdings Notes, tendered by such holder if such Notes are accepted for purchase pursuant to the applicable tender offer.
Tendered Notes may not be withdrawn and consents may not be revoked after the Consent Expiration Date.
All shares that are acquired in the tender offer will be acquired at the same purchase price, including shares that are tendered at a lower price.
A final count by Computershare Trust Company of New York, the depositary for the tender offer, indicates that 15,345,112 shares of Class A Common Stock were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at prices at or below the purchase price.
Payments of the tender consideration for 7% Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn at or prior to 5:00 p.
The proposed amendments, which will eliminate substantially all of the restrictive covenants and eliminate or modify certain events of default and related provisions contained in the indenture, will become operative when the tendered Notes are accepted for purchase by RBS Global.
A preliminary count by Computershare Trust Company of New York, the depositary for the tender offer, indicates that 15,529,859 shares of Class A Common Stock, including shares that were tendered through notice of guaranteed delivery, were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at prices at or below the purchase price.