wrap (one) up in cotton wool

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wrap (one) up in cotton wool

To be overprotective of one; to coddle one. You need to let the little lad play in the dirt once in a while. If you keep wrapping him up in cotton wool, he'll grow up too soft.
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wrap someone in cotton wool

be over-protective towards someone.
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wrap somebody up in cotton ˈwool

(informal) protect somebody too much from dangers or risks: If you keep your children wrapped up in cotton wool, they’ll never learn to be independent.
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Now in an ideal world you would like to be able to wrap them up in cotton wool and leave them for next season.
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