kid gloves

/kɪd ˈglʌvz/ (say kid 'gluvz)

plural noun
1. gloves made of kidskin.
phrase
2. handle with kid gloves, to handle very gently or tactfully.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kid gloves — may refer to:A garment: *Gloves made from kid leather, very commonly worn from the nineteenth to the early twentieth century.A song: * Kid Gloves , by Rush from the 1984 album Grace Under Pressure * Kid Gloves , by Fountains of Wayne from the… …   Wikipedia

  • kid gloves — n. soft, smooth gloves made of kidskin ☆ handle with kid gloves Informal to treat with care, tact, etc …   English World dictionary

  • kid gloves — noun plural handle/treat someone with kid gloves to treat someone in a very careful or gentle way, especially when this is not necessary …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • kid gloves — If someone is handled with kid gloves, they are given special treatment and handled with great care …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • kid gloves — 1. gloves made of kid leather. 2. handle with kid gloves, to treat with extreme tact or gentleness: He s upset, so handle him with kid gloves today. [1705 15] * * * plural n. gloves made of fine kid leather ■ (also kid glove) [as adj.] used in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kid gloves — N PLURAL: oft with N If you treat someone or something with kid gloves, or if you give them the kid glove treatment, you are very careful in the way you deal with them. In presidential campaigns, foreign policy is treated with kid gloves... Some… …   English dictionary

  • kid gloves — 1. gloves made of kid leather. 2. handle with kid gloves, to treat with extreme tact or gentleness: He s upset, so handle him with kid gloves today. [1705 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • kid gloves — n. to treat smb. with kid gloves ( to treat smb. with great deference or mildness ) * * * to treat smb. with kid gloves ( to treat smb. with great deference or mildness ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • kid gloves — UK / US noun [plural] handle/treat someone with kid gloves 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 …   English dictionary

  • kid gloves —    If someone is handled with kid gloves, they are given special treatment and handled with great care.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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