handle without gloves

handle without gloves
treat roughly

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  • To handle without gloves — Handle Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To handle without gloves — Glove Glove (gl[u^]v), n. [OE. glove, glofe, AS. gl[=o]f; akin to Icel. gl[=o]fi, cf. Goth. l[=o]fa palm of the hand, Icel. l[=o]fi.] [1913 Webster] 1. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To handle without mittens — Mitten Mit ten, n. [OE. mitaine, meteyn, F. mitaine, perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. miotog, Gael. miotag, Ir. & Gael. mutan a muff, a thick glove. Cf. {Mitt}.] 1. A covering for the hand, worn to defend it from cold or injury. It differs from a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Handle — Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a cat in gloves catches no mice — Restraint and caution (or ‘pussyfooting’) achieve nothing. Cf. 14th cent. Fr. chat engaunté ne surrizera ja bien, a gloved cat will never mouse well. 1573 J. SANFORDE Garden of Pleasure 105 A gloued catte can catche no myse. 1592 G. DELAMOTHE… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Handled — Handle Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Handling — Handle Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kid — See: HANDLE WITH GLOVES or HANDLE WITH KID GLOVES, HANDLE WITHOUT GLOVES or HANDLE WITHOUT KID GLOVES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kid — See: HANDLE WITH GLOVES or HANDLE WITH KID GLOVES, HANDLE WITHOUT GLOVES or HANDLE WITHOUT KID GLOVES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Boxing glove — Glove Glove (gl[u^]v), n. [OE. glove, glofe, AS. gl[=o]f; akin to Icel. gl[=o]fi, cf. Goth. l[=o]fa palm of the hand, Icel. l[=o]fi.] [1913 Webster] 1. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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