wrap in cotton wool

wrap in cotton wool
Meaning: protect somebody too much without allowing them to be independent enough.
Example: The mother wrapped the child up in cotton wool as if it would protect him from all the dangers of the world.

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laughing stock

Meaning: Something ridiculous which can be laughed upon.

Example: After the event and how he behaved there, he was the laughing stock in school for days to come. Read on

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