tread carefully

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tread carefully

also tread warily
to avoid saying or doing anything that could cause difficulties Some companies continue to tread carefully when doing business on the Internet.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form tread cautiously: You should tread cautiously when discussing financial matters with him.
See also: carefully, tread
References in classic literature ?
He was a much smaller man than the athlete, and doubtless was conscious that he must tread warily.
Conclusion The undulations and likely soft ground are enough to tread warily.
NIMBLE A Light in weight B Agile C Tread warily who am I?
I ALWAYS tread warily where the Budget is concerned because my only knowledge of a household budget is that women spend 85 per cent of it, children 15 per cent, and men the rest.
FROZEN KNEES Man in a kilt has struggle with a buggy in the snow LOOKS SLIPPY Cab passengers tread warily, above, right, frozen fountain COOL OUTLOOK Man surveys a snow scene in Central Park
nz, Vettori, while making great strides in his recovery from a second operation on an Achilles tendon injury, still wants to tread warily for a while yet.
So Wales needs to tread warily over the issue of tax-levying powers.
Everyone should tread warily when it comes to this dangerous issue, and in western democratic states the secular state should be protected, and politics kept distant from religion.
It does not make poetry easier to write or to read, for it is necessary to tread warily on broken ground.
The whole family needed to tread warily on Friday as Tina and her two teenage sons were all born on April Fools' Day, which beat odds of 48 MILLION to 1.
Wracked by guilt from festive over-indulgence you tread warily towards the weighing scales that herald the start of another diet and fitness campaign.
They also may be looking to get round the new rate of tax, but I would strongly advise them to tread warily because the taxman will not sit idly by and let aggressive arrangements go unchallenged," he added.
While Congress will tread warily while the financial crisis lasts, hoping the elixir works, you can bet it will eventually investigate this brave new Fed world.
30am, the state of the new pitch that forces players to tread warily, and the pressure on Blues contributed to a below-par showing.
A spokesman said: "Stout-hearted souls will tread warily.