cosset

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GRE

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Banks

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Civil Services

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Meaning(s)

overly care for and protect

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cosset - indulge

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To ‘cosset’ somebody or something is to overindulge or spoil them. Such behaviour typically takes the form of giving somebody too much attention, making them overly comfortable, or trying too hard to protect them from anything unpleasant. This usually leads to a negative outcome.

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  1. I gave that client much more attention than I normally would. The reason I had to cosset him like that is because he was threatening to take his business elsewhere.

  2. That couple has cosseted their children to such an extent that they have no idea how to look after themselves in the world.

  3. The government has cosseted the financial sector for far too long. They let them get away with everything!

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