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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 Learners 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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