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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.
See also: tender

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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a) the present value on the applicable payment date for the tender of Notes of (i) $1,044.
The consummation of the tender offer is conditioned upon, among other things, (i) the consummation of the previously announced acquisition (the "Acquisition") of Jacuzzi by affiliates of Apollo Management, L.
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.
The total consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of the Buffets Notes tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to Buffets' tender offer will be $1,058.
The tender offer and consent solicitation remains open and is scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.
The tender offer and consent solicitation are subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including the consummation by EME of one or more new debt financings on terms satisfactory to EME resulting in aggregate gross principal amount of not less than $1.
The number of shares of Class A Common Stock proposed to be repurchased in the tender offer represents approximately 24.
The Tender Offer expires at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 (the "Expiration Date").
The tender offer remains subject to all other previously announced terms and conditions described in the offer to purchase that has been distributed to stockholders, including the previously announced offered price range of not greater than $40.
Hexion" or the "Company") announced today that it has commenced cash tender offers and consent solicitations for any and all of the outstanding (i) $328,000,000 principal amount at maturity of 13 1/2% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2010 (the "13 1/2% Notes"), (ii) $200,000,000 principal amount at maturity of 9 1/2% Senior Second Secured Notes due 2010 (the "9 1/2% Notes") and (iii) $140,000,000 principal amount at maturity of 8% Senior Secured Notes due 2009 (the "8% Notes" and, collectively with the 13 1/2% Notes and the 9 1/2% Notes, the "Notes") issued by Hexion and HSC Capital Corporation.
New York City time, on April 6, 2006 (the "Consent Deadline"), tenders and consents from holders of over 90% of the aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 9 3/8% Senior Notes due 2009 (the "Notes") in connection with its previously announced cash tender offer and consent solicitation for the Notes, which commenced on March 24, 2006.
As of the Consent Date, tenders and consents were received with respect to $199,980,000 aggregate principal amount of the Existing Notes (99.
New York City time, today (the "Consent Date"), which was the deadline for holders who desired to receive the cash consent payment to tender their Notes and deliver their consents, DHI had received tenders and consents for $150.
As of the Consent Date, DHI had received tenders and consents for $150.