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.