treat (one) with kid gloves

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treat (one) with kid gloves

To handle with 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"). 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 treat the two parties in the merger with kid gloves—both clients are extremely sensitive.
See also: glove, kid, treat