Tiptoeing around him - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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tiptoe around (someone or something)
To avoid confronting or engaging with a troublesome or undesirable person, problem, situation, issue, etc. It would be humorous if it weren't so sad the way Sarah tiptoes around her wife. The boss just keeps tiptoeing around the fact that we need to hire more staff if we want to remain competitive.
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She vacillates between tiptoeing around him
and asserting herself for the sake of their kids--which works to keep a fragile peace--until the rainy day when they're together in the car and Ben's volatile temper gets the best of him, leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life.
AIT seems as if they're overreacting and tiptoeing around him
for fear of him going back to his old ways.