handle with gloves on

phrasal or handle with kid gloves
: to treat with extreme care

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • handle\ with\ gloves — • handle with (kid) gloves v. phr. informal 1. To treat very gently and carefully. An atomic bomb is handled with kid gloves. 2. To treat with great tact and diplomacy. Aunt Jane is so irritable that we have to treat her with kid gloves …   Словарь американских идиом

  • handle with gloves — or[handle with kid gloves] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To treat very gently and carefully. * /An atomic bomb is handled with kid gloves./ 2. To treat with great tact and diplomacy. * /Aunt Jane is so irritable that we have to treat her with kid… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • handle with gloves — or[handle with kid gloves] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To treat very gently and carefully. * /An atomic bomb is handled with kid gloves./ 2. To treat with great tact and diplomacy. * /Aunt Jane is so irritable that we have to treat her with kid… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • handle with kid gloves — verb handle with great care and sensitivity You have to handle the students with kid gloves • Hypernyms: ↑treat, ↑handle, ↑do by • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebody s somebody * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • handle\ with\ kid\ gloves — • handle with (kid) gloves v. phr. informal 1. To treat very gently and carefully. An atomic bomb is handled with kid gloves. 2. To treat with great tact and diplomacy. Aunt Jane is so irritable that we have to treat her with kid gloves …   Словарь американских идиом

  • handle with kid gloves — handle (someone) with kid gloves See at: treat with kid gloves …   New idioms dictionary

  • handle with kid gloves — ► handle (or treat) with kid gloves deal with very carefully. Main Entry: ↑kid …   English terms dictionary

  • handle with kid gloves — verb (US) To treat something very delicately or carefully. The campaign staff cautioned the candidate to handle the issue with kid gloves …   Wiktionary

  • handle with kid gloves — be very careful handling someone or something He is very sensitive so you have to handle him with kid gloves when you speak to him …   Idioms and examples

  • handle with kid gloves — idi to treat with extreme tact or gentleness …   From formal English to slang

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