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(To) handle with kid (or kit) gloves

Toegevoed door Ww Ww op Do, 16/06/2016 - 22:46
  • Idiom: (To) handle with kid (or kit) gloves
  • Taal: Engels
  • Explained meaning: Engels

Meanings of "(To) handle with kid (or ..."

Engels

This refers to handling a problem very delicately, or carefully. Kid gloves are made from kid (young goat) or lamb (young sheep), and are very soft and sensitive to the wearer's touch. Kit gloves are work gloves and protect the wearer and the thing, person being handled.

Explained by Ww WwWw Ww on Do, 16/06/2016 - 22:46
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Engels

to handle with very gentle care, often to the point of coddling. Kid gloves are very soft leather gloves, typically made from the skin of a young goat (a "kid").

Explained by Gast on Woe, 04/04/2018 - 20:35
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