handle with kid gloves

kid gloves

noun
1.
gloves made of kid leather.
Idioms
2.
handle with kid gloves, to treat with extreme tact or gentleness: He's upset, so handle him with kid gloves today.

Origin:
1705–15

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handle with kid gloves

verb
handle with great care and sensitivity; "You have to handle the students with kid gloves" 
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