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walk on eggshells

To act with great care and consideration so as not to upset someone. The littlest thing tends to anger my mother, so I feel like I have to walk on eggshells whenever I'm at her house.
See also: eggshell, on, walk

be walking on eggshells

To be acting with great care and consideration so as not to upset someone. The littlest thing tends to anger my mother, so I feel like I'm always walking on eggshells whenever I'm at her house.
See also: eggshell, on, walking

be treading on eggshells

To be acting with great care and consideration so as not to upset someone. The littlest thing tends to anger my mother, so I feel like I'm always treading on eggshells whenever I'm at her house.
See also: eggshell, on, tread

walk on eggshells

 
1. Fig. to walk very carefully; to take steps gingerly. Since he stumbled and fell against the china cabinet, Bill has been walking on eggshells.
2. Fig. to be very diplomatic and inoffensive. I was walking on eggshells trying to explain the remark to her without offending her further.
See also: eggshell, on, walk

be treading on eggshells

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be walking on eggshells

If you are treading on eggshells or are walking on eggshells, you are being extremely careful about what you say or do because you do not want to upset or offend someone. She was so easily offended, I felt as if I was treading on eggshells the whole time. Everyone was walking on eggshells around him, just not knowing what his reaction was going to be. Note: You can also say that someone is treading on eggs or is walking on eggs. Living with you is like treading on eggs.
See also: eggshell, on, tread

walk on ˈeggshells

be very careful not to upset somebody: I always felt as if I had to walk on eggshells around him so that I wouldn’t hurt his feelings.
See also: eggshell, on, walk
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The parataxonomical study of dinosaur eggshells collected in new and classical localities of the southern Pyrenees allows them to be attributed to four megaloolithid oospecies: Megaloolithus aureliensis, M.
Raw and calcined eggshells were analyzed by XRF model PANalyticalminiPAL 4 in order to get the percentage of CaO in the sample.
2+] sorbed by eggshells were calculated from the differences between [Cu.
Ribeiro and his colleagues found the eggshell fragments at two separate sites, both of which were part of the Lourinh Formation, a geological formation known for its rich Jurassic dinosaur nest sites.
Calcium removal from the bones in the formation of the eggshell at the beginning of the laying phase causes the pullets to be in a negative calcium balance (MORGAN; MITCHEL, 1938), which cannot be relieved by increasing the level of dietary calcium (HURWITZ; GRIMINGER, 1960).
It was found that lead uptake by eggshells was a function of solution pH.
Analysis shows that those eggshells still "contain minor amounts of eggshell pigment.
We found that replacing different portions of carbon black with ground eggshells and tomato peels caused synergistic effects--for instance, enabling strong rubber to retain flexibility.
The exhibited cracks and stripe marks on the eggshells did not change between day 4 and the end of storage (Figure 5).
Materials preparations: Sections (9 cm2) from the mid-region of 24 eggshells from a commercial strain (Ross 308) of chicken broiler breeders (Gallus gallus domesticus) at the age of 34 weeks, were collected on the 1st, 14th, 18th, and 21st day of incubation process at a hatchery localized in Mazovian Province, Poland.
However, eggshells don't break down well in our soil, so they're a topic of frustration.
A first stage of heating eggshells at 450[degrees]C for two hours is carried out in order for the organic residue to be destroyed and CaC[O.
According with their chemical composition and layout of the components, Testudines eggshells may range from rigid and rough, with little potential for water and gas exchanges, to flexible, which depend much more on the external aqueous medium.
BEFORE you throw those shrimp shells and eggshells into the bin, think again.