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English definition of “treat someone with kid gloves”

treat someone with kid gloves

to deal with someone very gently or carefully: These athletes grow up being treated with kid gloves, and then they don't know how the real world works.
(Definition of treat someone with kid gloves from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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