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tread carefully

To delicately handle or approach a situation in order not to upset or worsen the current circumstances, which may be precarious. Tread carefully when you ask Mom whether she's going to the party. She's been acting weird about it. We need to start treading carefully when it comes to our diplomacy—we can't afford to alienate any allies.
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tread warily

To delicately handle or approach a situation in order not to upset or worsen the current circumstances, which may be precarious. Tread warily when you ask Mom whether she's going to the party. She's been acting weird about it. We need to start treading warily when it comes to our diplomacy—we can't afford to alienate any allies.
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tread ˈcarefully, ˈwarily, etc.

be very careful about what you do or say: The government will have to tread very carefully in handling this issue. OPPOSITE: throw caution to the wind(s)
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Action Fraud director Pauline Smith, said: "These figures are startling and provide a stark warning that people need to be wary."
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He said: "I ask motorists to be wary of anyone flagging them down under suspicious circumstances.
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I would remind residents to be wary of uninvited callers and to always ask and check the identity of anyone they don't know.
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They should be really wary of these fixtures, which could either bring the much coveted Premier League trophy to the Emirates Stadium for the first time, or the North London football club may have to wait yet another year to see the Gunners lift the trophy.
Northumbria Police's South Shields Neighbourhood Inspector Peter Sutton has warned people to be wary of street sellers.
Summary: Brent crude oil fell towards $107 a barrel on Tuesday as worries about supply disruptions in the Middle East eased, though investors were wary that more negative headlines from Egypt could trigger renewed volatility.
Some Libyan rebels however, remain wary about what Gaddafi's next move will be.
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