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.
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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.
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kid′ glove′


n.
a glove made of kid leather.
Idioms:
handle with kid gloves, to treat with extreme tact or gentleness.
[1705–15]
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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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