tender loving care

(TLC)
 Careful handling.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • tender loving care — noun considerate and solicitous care young children need lots of TLC • Syn: ↑TLC • Hypernyms: ↑care, ↑attention, ↑aid, ↑tending * * * tender loving care often humorous …   Useful english dictionary

  • tender loving care — often humorous the process of looking after someone or something with kindness and love Their garden is in need of a little tender loving care …   English dictionary

  • tender loving care — Synonyms and related words: TLC, anticipation, attention, bread, care, carefulness, caution, circumspection, circumspectness, concern, consideration, daily bread, economic support, endowment, forethought, heed, heedfulness, keep, livelihood,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tender loving care — noun considerate and compassionate care, especially as given by nurses when no other treatment is of use …   Wiktionary

  • tender loving care —    allow to die    Hospital jargon of those mortally ill without hope of recovery. If you see the initials TLC on the charts at the foot of your bed, put your affairs in order …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • tender — tend|er1 [ tendər ] adjective ** 1. ) gentle in a way that shows that you care about someone or something: Her voice was low and tender. 2. ) tender food is soft and easy to cut and eat: Cook for an hour or until the meat is tender. ─ opposite… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tender — ten|der1 [ˈtendə US ər] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food)¦ 2¦(part of your body)¦ 3¦(gentle)¦ 4¦(easily damaged)¦ 5 tender loving care 6 tender age ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: tendre, from Latin tener soft, young ] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • care — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 caring for sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ good, great ▪ He loved his books and took great care of them. ▪ proper ▪ With proper care, the plants may last for fifty years …   Collocations dictionary

  • tender — I. /ˈtɛndə / (say tenduh) adjective 1. soft or delicate in substance; not hard or tough: a tender steak. 2. weak or delicate in constitution; not strong or hardy. 3. Wool of wool fibres that have a weakness at a certain point of the staple such… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tender — I UK [ˈtendə(r)] / US [ˈtendər] adjective ** 1) tender food is soft and easy to cut and eat Cook for an hour or until the meat is tender. 2) if a part of your body is tender, it has been injured and is painful when you touch it 3) gentle in a way …   English dictionary

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