kid-glove


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Adj.1.kid-glove - showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people; "by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone"; "a tactful way of correcting someone"; "the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill"
diplomatical, diplomatic - using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people; "the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject"
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He also acquainted them with the precise amount of the income guaranteed by the Duke of Thigsberry to Violetta Stetta of the Italian Opera, which it appeared was payable quarterly, and not half-yearly, as the public had been given to understand, and which was EXclusive, and not INclusive (as had been monstrously stated,) of jewellery, perfumery, hair-powder for five footmen, and two daily changes of kid-gloves for a page.
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday twitted the Philippine National Police for giving erring personnel kid-glove treatment, a criticism that the national police disputed.
Just when will they realise that the kid-glove treatment never has and never will work.
But nor should abusive drunks think they have a right to kid-glove treatment when they are way out of line.
Politicians, whether serving or retired, do not qualify for kid-glove treatment when they should have been setting an example.
She really needed only kid-glove treatment by Luke Morris from the home bend to gallop two and a quarter lengths clear of Diamond Lady and some highly inexperienced-looking associates.
They have survived rigorous boot-camps designed to turn them into top-class athletes - far tougher than any kid-glove youth detention centre - yet have emerged happy, confident and inspired.
China is mainly getting kid-glove treatment from America's hawks because they've staked their identify on the notion that some jihadist hicks in the frontiers of the Iraq-Pakistan border (oops, I just had a McCain moment) are the chief issue facing humankind.
The evidence is there for all to see with the kid-glove treatment they give offenders.
The tangerine was once referred to as "the kid-glove orange", as its skin feels like fine leather and slips off as easily as a glove.
The ferocious mudslinging, remarkable even in a state not known for kid-glove politics, has subsided.
The Americans could teach our judiciary a lesson in punishments with their boot camps and hard labour road-working gangs which have proved beyond doubt that reoffending is a rare occurrence in the US compared with the kid-glove treatment of evil doers in this country.