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be walking on eggshells

To be acting with great care and consideration so as not to upset someone. The littlest thing tends to anger my mother, so I feel like I'm always walking on eggshells whenever I'm at her house.
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"But then we've come to this now where everybody has to be walking on eggshells - kind of very...
"It would go something like: 'Healy crocked in training, Craigan tackles him from behind.' You are walking on eggshells with him."
As if walking on eggshells with Scott isn't enough, Jenna's best friend Courtney suddenly morphs into someone she can barely recognize.
How do we have conversations without walking on eggshells and being afraid to speak?
I'm walking on eggshells, trying to make him happy, but he never is.
"The watchful hosts are likely to be walking on eggshells around the Bird's Nest stadium, confident of their global status but conscious of a cynical Press ready to pounce," he writes.