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  • adj. showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people


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  • The real reason "pre-adulthood men" a kid-glove euphemism for "slacker" exist at all: The market allows it.

    Way to a Man's Heart May Not Be Through an Essay

  • Thus, for example, the kid-glove treatment of NATO.

    Measuring the Man in Charge

  • The idea is for Ford and Lincoln dealers to focus on bespoke accessories, personal kid-glove service and handling.

    David Kiley: Cadillac vs. Lincoln: Is The Rivalry Back?

  • And here is one of the two places where the speech was least convincing (the other was the kid-glove treatment of the role of Pakistan). Mr. Obama's War -- And Ours

  • Brenda and Lt. Gabriel uncharacteristically clash over her kid-glove handling of a crack addict/murder suspect, and it isn't until recovering alcoholic Fritz tells his wife that an addict can be both a decent person on the surface and a monster that she comes to her senses and nails the loser.

    Matt's TV Week in Review

  • Mullin was an expert on both of these inflammatory bowel diseases—which afflict 1 million Americans, one hundred thousand of whom are children—and patients lined up to see him for the kid-glove care he gave to their cases.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Too many authors producing uncritical reviews hoping themselves to benefit from kid-glove treatment.


  • Though the Web site was updated much less frequently, we did post stories on the bias of the major news outlets against Gore and their kid-glove treatment of Bush and his widely respected running mate Dick Cheney.

    Printing: Hard Lessons from Decades Past

  • Hence, the kid-glove treatment of everything from McCain's war record, to his positions, to his associations, to his character.

    Major Newspapers, Networks Don't Dig Deep When Covering McCain

  • Far from being grateful for the president's continued support, for his administration's kid-glove handling of the finance sector, and for the generosity of government guarantees, bankers have, like many disillusioned Americans, become contemptuous of the American Presidency.

    Ann Pettifor: A Tale of Two Presidents


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