wrap sb (up) in cotton wool Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “wrap sb (up) in cotton wool” in the English Dictionary

"wrap sb (up) in cotton wool" in British English

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wrap sb (up) in cotton wool

UK to ​try to ​protect someone too ​carefully: You can't wrap (up) ​yourchildren in ​cottonwoolforever.
(Definition of wrap sb (up) in cotton wool from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wrap sb (up) in cotton wool”
in Chinese (Simplified) 娇惯(某人), 过分保护(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嬌慣(某人), 過分保護(某人)…
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