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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 ?
At length the jays arrive, whose discordant screams were heard long before, as they were warily making their approach an eighth of a mile off, and in a stealthy and sneaking manner they flit from tree to tree, nearer and nearer, and pick up the kernels which the squirrels have dropped.
Behind her came Taug, warily and with many pauses and much bluster, and still behind him came other bulls, snarling ferociously and uttering their uncanny challenges.
Here an accident happened of a very extraordinary kind; one indeed of those strange chances whence very good and grave men have concluded that Providence often interposes in the discovery of the most secret villany, in order to caution men from quitting the paths of honesty, however warily they tread in those of vice.
Gray old Laska, who had followed them, sat down warily opposite him and pricked up her ears.
But Tom looked round warily as he walked to the closet; then he stepped into the narrow space, and almost closed the door.
Conclusion The undulations and likely soft ground are enough to tread warily.
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.
Rebel leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko's call for a ceasere but his request was met warily by both the Ukrainian government in Kiev and the West.
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.
The set started warily, with the slow croon of Lover's Eyes, and much of the rest of the gig didn't pick up the pace substantially.
Fondly poking fun at his audience, he explained his entry into Wales had been "surreal", as a Severn Bridge toll booth worker eyed him warily and said: "I know, that you know, that I know who you are.
ORE than a few will Mhave woken warily in households across the North East today, No Smoking Day.
30pm when she saw me walking warily on to an icy pavement and asked if she could give me a lift anywhere.
1 per cent as traders warily eyed the soon-to-resume US budget talks on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.
Chief cause for optimism can be derived from a recent fifth in a maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter, in which he crept warily into the race before taking fifth spot, which suggested a step up to three miles would be the way forward.