tiptoe around (someone or something)

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tiptoe around (someone or something)

To avoid confronting or engaging with a troublesome or undesirable person, problem, situation, issue, etc. It would be humorous if it weren't so sad the way Sarah tiptoes around her wife. The boss just keeps tiptoeing around the fact that we need to hire more staff if we want to remain competitive.
See also: around, tiptoe
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THEY insist they are friends but our spies tell us Sugababes Keisha Buchanan, 18 and Heidi Range, 19, are so scared of bandmate Mutya Buena that they tiptoe around her.