Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Unregistered
    Guest
    #1

    what is the Antonym

    of this phrase To Handle with kid gloves

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: May 2007
    • Posts: 845
    #2

    Re: what is the Antonym

    Can I say "treat somebody rough"? (Not a teacher)

  2. buggles's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Aug 2007
    • Posts: 3,987
    #3

    Re: what is the Antonym

    A useful antonym for this is "ride rough-shod over".
    If you handle someone with kid gloves, you go out of your way not to upset them in any way.
    If you ride rough-shod over them, you don't care at all for their reaction or feelings.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: May 2007
    • Posts: 845
    #4

    Re: what is the Antonym

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    A useful antonym for this is "ride rough-shod over".
    If you handle someone with kid gloves, you go out of your way not to upset them in any way.
    If you ride rough-shod over them, you don't care at all for their reaction or feelings.
    I have come across this expression in the newspaper but don't know how to use it. Thanks, buggles.

Similar Threads

  1. Antonym of the word "those"
    By bsalik in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-Sep-2009, 23:18
  2. antonym
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Feb-2007, 17:22
  3. antonym
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Nov-2006, 07:16
  4. Antonym?
    By montblanc1992 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Mar-2006, 17:54
  5. antonym
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 28-Mar-2004, 18:11

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •