kid glove

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kid glove

n.
A glove made of fine, soft leather, especially kidskin.
Idiom:
with kid gloves
Tactfully and cautiously: had to handle the temperamental artist with kid gloves.

kid glove

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a glove made of kidskin
2. handle with kid gloves to treat with great tact or caution
adj
3. overdelicate or overrefined
4. diplomatic; tactful: a kidglove approach.

kid′ glove′


n.
a glove made of kid leather.
Idioms:
handle with kid gloves, to treat with extreme tact or gentleness.
[1705–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kid glove - a glove made of fine soft leather (as kidskin)kid glove - a glove made of fine soft leather (as kidskin)
glove - handwear: covers the hand and wrist
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I still believe that not pursuing cases against Marcos and treating him with kid gloves is a wasted opportunity for the Administration to show and prove to the international community and their critics that it will not stand for abusive policemen and those who do shortcuts in violation of existing law in the performance of their duties,' he said.
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I am sick and tired of hearing about children being brought up in care being treated with kid gloves.
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We went in with kid gloves but some of the things we couldn't believe were happening.
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