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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 chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) is the tissue responsible for translocating eggshell calcium into the circulation of the developing chick embryo.
1] for bonds O-P-O of HA flexion type (v4), which are moderately visible for spectra of the samples of HA obtained from eggshell.
Eggshell thickness was measured in three random areas of the shell using a pachymeter (Starrett 125 MEB), and the average of the three measurement was used in the analysis.
05) by the eggshell doses, but it is important to evaluate the nutritional status of the plants in order to monitor the contents of nutrients for the adequate development, and for the purpose of animal feed (Monteiro et al.
Early, thorough preparation is critical to handling an eggshell audit.
apparently eggshells are rich in calcium, the best natural source, and to boot they're dead easy for your body to digest and absorb.
The maximum adsorption capacity of vanadium (V) on to the powdered Eggshell was found to be 3.
Eggshell particles are used in toothpaste as an antitartar agent.
It is also worth noting that the eggshell locality Vicari referred to by Moratalla (1993, 1998) and Lopez-Martinez (2000) may be equivalent to the Vicari-4 locality of Torices Hernandez (2002) and Torices et al.
Apart from that, eggshell waste has no economic value and most of it has to be discarded to the landfills without any processing.
Kinetic and isotherm study of cupper adsorption from aqueous solution using waste eggshell, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management 22(02): 132-140.
It took two coats of the $95 eggshell finish in white to do what the top-rated Behr satin did in one.
Step 4: Using a teaspoon, fill EeAaAuAaEeA of eggshell with seed-raising mix and sprinkle seeds on top.
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.
Form a Hypothesis Based on This Question: How will an eggshell react in liquids of varying acidity?