kill (someone) with kindness

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of kill (someone) with kindness

: to cause discomfort to someone by treating him or her in a way that is extremely kind or helpful
  • Instead of returning the insult, you might try killing her with kindness.

Word by Word Definitions

kill play
  1. : to deprive of life : cause the death of

  2. : to slaughter (an animal) for food

  3. : to convert a food animal into (a kind of meat) by slaughtering

  1. : an act or instance of killing

  2. : a decisive act that conclusively secures something (such as a deal or win)

  3. : something killed: such as

  1. : channel, creek

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

kindness play
  1. : the quality or state of being kind

  2. : a kind deed : favor

  3. : affection


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