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walk on eggshells

Definitions

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  • verb idiomatic To be overly careful in dealing with a person or situation because they get angry or offended very easily; to try very hard not to upset someone or something.
  • verb idiomatic To be careful and sensitive, in handling very sensitive matters.

Etymologies

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1800's Old English usage, probably from the imagery that eggshells are easily broken.

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