walk on eggs

walk on eggs

 and walk on thin ice
Fig. to proceed very cautiously; to be in a very precarious position. (Fig. on the image of someone walking on something that offers little support and may collapse at any moment.) I have to remember that I'm walking on eggs when I give this speech. Careful with radical ideas like that. You're walking on thin ice.
See also: egg, on, walk

walk on eggs

Proceed very cautiously, as in I knew I was walking on eggs when I asked about the department's involvement in the lawsuit . This metaphoric idiom transfers walking on fragile eggs to discussing or investigating a dangerous subject. [First half of 1700s]
See also: egg, on, walk

walk on eggs (or eggshells)

be extremely cautious about your words or actions.
See also: egg, on, walk

walk on eggs

and walk on thin ice
in. to walk very cautiously; to be in a very precarious position. I have to remember that I’m walking on eggs when I give this speech. You’re walking on thin ice when you criticize a member of that group.
See also: egg, on, walk