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tread carefully

To delicately handle or approach a situation in order not to upset or worsen the current circumstances, which may be precarious. Tread carefully when you ask Mom whether she's going to the party. She's been acting weird about it. We need to start treading carefully when it comes to our diplomacy—we can't afford to alienate any allies.
See also: carefully, tread

tread warily

To delicately handle or approach a situation in order not to upset or worsen the current circumstances, which may be precarious. Tread warily when you ask Mom whether she's going to the party. She's been acting weird about it. We need to start treading warily when it comes to our diplomacy—we can't afford to alienate any allies.
See also: tread, warily

Heads up!

Raise your head and look around you carefully for information or something that you need to see or avoid. Heads up! Watch out for that door! Heads up! There is a car coming.
See also: Head

tread ˈcarefully, ˈwarily, etc.

be very careful about what you do or say: The government will have to tread very carefully in handling this issue. OPPOSITE: throw caution to the wind(s)
See also: tread

Heads up!

exclam. Look out! Heads up! Watch out for the swinging bucket!
See also: Head
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