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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Begg found MPs tiptoeing around her equally frustrating and that in her first five years in the Commons, people quietened when she spoke because she was disabled.
Tony, bottom, tries to get back into his ex's good books, but Dom thinks he should stop tiptoeing around her and tell her that if their relationship is truly over, he'd like his credit card back.