tiptoe around (someone or something)

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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.
See also: around, tiptoe
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I can see that Jamie is tiptoeing around us but as the evening progresses he becomes less tactful in his responses and increasingly blunt.
Unfortunately, we're seeing consumers tiptoeing around us, harboring concerns about the financial stability of life companies.