be walking on eggshells

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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.
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She's not comfortable talking to people as she's quite depressed and we're walking on eggshells.
This racial walking on eggshells also leaves blacks wide open to the charge that they propagate double standards on race.
Many traders said they arrived for work the next day walking on eggshells, unsure of what would happen next.