Deal with someone or something very carefully or tactfully: the secretary treated her with kid gloves
More example sentences
- A policeman stuck his head into the window and gave us a giant grin, setting the tone for what was to become a surreal detention where we were handled with kid gloves - although threat was never far from the surface.
- All this to say, that if you know how to roll a good cigar, the government treats you with kid gloves and rubber bullets.
- Despite periodic nastiness from both sides, it is also surprisingly sedate, given the immensity of the issues at stake, thanks partly to a domestic media which treats both candidates with kid gloves.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.