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English definition of “kill sb with kindness”

kill sb with kindness

to be too kind to someone, harming them because you are helping or giving them too muchDefending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
(Definition of kill sb with kindness from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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