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with kid gloves

In a very delicate manner; 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"). My family has always treated my younger brother with kid gloves, trying to protect him from every little difficulty in his life! They designed their latest smartphone to be very resistant to drops and bumps, so you never feel like you have to handle it with kid gloves.
See also: glove, kid

with kid gloves

Tactfully and cautiously: had to handle the temperamental artist with kid gloves.
See also: glove, kid
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Has he forgotten about those terrorists he has treated with kid gloves?
But it's still worth taking a look at some recent headlines from Wisconsin that may confirm the emergence of the next "protected class" to be treated with kid gloves in the workplace: violent felons.
"The screws gave him VIP treatment from day one and treated him with kid gloves. It was as if he was a major movie star."
They were treated with kid gloves because the press was present to report police brutality.
The problem is that they're required to treat members of Congress and staff with kid gloves.
He never boxed with kid gloves, whether the victims of his verbal fisticuffs was white or black.
A good number of celebrities who sit as judges in talent searches sometimes get a bum rap for treating contestants with kid gloves or sounding overly patronizing.
He should have exposed Myleene Klass's egocentric pleading rather than treating her with kid gloves.
"The Government yet again has failed the fairness test, treating those on excessive pay with kid gloves while dipping its hand into the pockets of low and middle-income workers.
"We went in with kid gloves but some of the things we couldn't believe were happening.
HAS any judge or magistrate got the courage to let the public know why they treat terrorists with kid gloves to the detriment of the British people?
"We have to treat Fred with kid gloves, he is bowling a lot more than four overs in the nets, but there is a difference between that and out in the middle."
ANYWHERE else in the world, a monument like Derry's walls would be treated with kid gloves - but not in the Maiden City itself it seems.
That apparently happened because it took a while before the Department of Justice authorities took custody of the money, fueling speculations, nay suspicions, that Agrosino and Robles-being fraternity brothers of President Duterte and then Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II-were being handled with kid gloves.
How the richest among us, who scheme, fleece and hoard, are treated with kid gloves while those at the bottom are punched with an iron fist?