be walking on eggshells

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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But then we've come to this now where everybody has to be walking on eggshells - kind of very.
The watchful hosts are likely to be walking on eggshells around the Bird's Nest stadium, confident of their global status but conscious of a cynical Press ready to pounce," he writes.