kid glove

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Idioms
  1. handle with kid gloves, to treat with extreme tact or gentleness: He's upset, so handle him with kid gloves today.

Origin of kid glove

First recorded in 1705–15
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British Dictionary definitions for kid gloves

kid glove

noun
  1. a glove made of kidskin
  2. handle with kid gloves to treat with great tact or caution
adjective kidglove
  1. overdelicate or overrefined
  2. diplomatic; tactfula kidglove approach
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Idioms and Phrases with kid gloves

kid gloves

see handle with kid gloves.

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