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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Alison, of Airdrie, Lanarkshire, tiptoed around her house, cut off the doorbell, switched off the phone and banned daughters Lynne, 21, and Coreen, 18, from having friends round.