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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I have been walking on eggshells for most of the year because I am so worried about upsetting him.
While we could have kept on going with him, we would have been walking on eggshells all the time.
"For weeks we have been walking on eggshells wondering who would go down next but, touch wood, the worst is now behind us."