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