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kid glove

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noun

a glove made of kid leather.

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RELATED WORDS

delicacy, gentleness, leniency, refinement, tact, tolerance, fastidiousness

Nearby words

kickup, kickwheel, kicky, kid, kid around, kid glove, kid gloves, kid stuff, kid the pants off, kid, thomas, kid-on

Idioms

    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

a glove made of kidskin
handle with kid gloves to treat with great tact or caution

adjective kidglove

overdelicate or overrefined
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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