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- verb idiomatic To be overly
carefulin dealing with a person or situation because they get angryor offendedvery easily; to try very hard not to upsetsomeone or something.
- verb idiomatic To be careful and
sensitive, in handling very sensitive matters.
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1800's Old English usage, probably from the imagery that eggshells are easily broken.
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