handle with kid gloves

verb
handle with great care and sensitivity
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You have to handle the students with kid gloves

Hypernyms: ↑treat, ↑handle, ↑do by
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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phrasal

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

  • handle with kid gloves — treat very carefully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • handle someone with kid gloves — handle/treat/someone with kid gloves phrase to treat someone in a very careful or gentle way, especially when this is not necessary I don’t expect to be treated with kid gloves, you know. Thesaurus: to treat someone with great care or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • handle (someone) with kid gloves — handle/treat (someone) with kid gloves to be very polite or kind to someone who is important or easily upset because you do not want to make them angry or upset. Linda can be a very difficult woman you ve really got to handle her with kid gloves …   New idioms dictionary

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

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