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walk on eggshells

To act with great care and consideration so as not to upset someone. The littlest thing tends to anger my mother, so I feel like I have to walk on eggshells whenever I'm at her house.
See also: eggshell, on, walk

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.
See also: eggshell, on, walking

walk on eggshells

1. Fig. to walk very carefully; to take steps gingerly. Since he stumbled and fell against the china cabinet, Bill has been walking on eggshells.
2. Fig. to be very diplomatic and inoffensive. I was walking on eggshells trying to explain the remark to her without offending her further.
See also: eggshell, on, walk

be treading on eggshells


be walking on eggshells

If you are treading on eggshells or are walking on eggshells, you are being extremely careful about what you say or do because you do not want to upset or offend someone. She was so easily offended, I felt as if I was treading on eggshells the whole time. Everyone was walking on eggshells around him, just not knowing what his reaction was going to be. Note: You can also say that someone is treading on eggs or is walking on eggs. Living with you is like treading on eggs.
See also: eggshell, on, tread

walk on ˈeggshells

be very careful not to upset somebody: I always felt as if I had to walk on eggshells around him so that I wouldn’t hurt his feelings.
See also: eggshell, on, walk
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Data on non-destructive (weight, length and width of egg) and destructive (breaking strength and shell thickness) measurements, as predictors, and the ultrastructure eggshell properties (total, thickness of palisade layer, cone layer and total score), as response variables, were analyzed according to the following regression model of SAS (2005):
Caption: Fossilized eggshells of the dinosaur Heyuannia huangi harbor pigments that would have colored the shells in shades of blue and brown.
We have to start eating eggshells in lemon juice," he declares.
Meanwhile, eggshell containing most of CaO composition after the calcination process is a suitable material to be used as a catalyst.
25 g eggshell was added to 100 mL solution which was contained desired concentrations of [Cu.
The eggshells were shattered and there was no trace of the dinosaur embryos that once coiled inside.
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The results from two open-label studies demonstrated the positive effects of natural eggshell membrane in enhancing joint comfort and flexibility.
From seashell to mother-of-pearl, stingray to silver leaf, ebony to eggshell -- they know where to find it and, just as important, how to incorporate it into their home products in a highly skillful way.
The eggshell (which is almost entirely disposed of as waste) is currently used as source of calcium in animal feeds and human health supplements (i.
gray-striped mattress, staring up at a trowel mark on the eggshell blue
People of the Howiesons Poort culture engraved standardized geometric designs on fragments of ostrich eggshell fragments, designs that probably indicated group identity.
but I'm not sure it pays off: The work seems most intent on that moment of dislocation when we realize that an apparent skeleton is actually a figurative sculpture, just as, in Point, an apparent chiseled arrowhead is actually eggshell.
Eggshell membrane in the treatment of pain and stiffness from osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study.
For example, if you gather eggs, think about what you can do with the eggshell.