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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Kat and Dr Trueman, the nation's most unlikely duo, have been tiptoeing around one another since Zoe left Albert Square but the sexual chemistry between the two of them in the last few episodes has been electrifying - and, more importantly, very, very believable.