be walking on eggshells

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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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"So if you are walking on eggshells all your life, you find something that's comforting.
"It would go something like: 'Healy crocked in training, Craigan tackles him from behind.' You are walking on eggshells with him."
Jo said: "There are a lot of people out there, parents included, who are walking on eggshells when it comes to these things.
Maybe they are walking on eggshells as they don't want to offend you or come across as unsupportive.
MARK McGHEE believes a dozen more managers are walking on eggshells today after the sacking of George Burley at Ipswich.
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