walk on eggshells

walk on eggshells
to be very careful how you behave around someone because you might easily make them angry or upset

We’re all walking on eggshells around her since her dog died.

Thesaurus: to be carefulsynonym
Main entry: walk

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be extremely cautious about one's words or actions

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walk on eggshells — see walk, 1
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Main Entry:eggshell
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walk on eggshells (or US walk on eggs)
informal : to be very careful about what you say or do

She is very touchy, so you have to walk on eggshells around her.

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Main Entry:walk

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • walk on eggshells — If you have to walk on eggshells when with someone, you have to be very careful because they get angry or offended very easily.( Walk on eggs is also used.)  …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • walk on eggshells —    If you have to walk on eggshells when with someone, you have to be very careful because they get angry or offended very easily.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you walk on eggshells with someone, you are careful not to hurt or… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Walk on eggshells —   If you have to walk on eggshells when with someone, you have to be very careful because they get angry or offended very easily …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • walk on eggshells — to try very hard not to upset someone or something. Everyone at the company was walking on eggshells until we heard that no one would be fired. Etymology: based on the idea that eggshells are easily broken …   New idioms dictionary

  • walk on eggshells — be very careful, on tenterhooks, watch your step    Your son is so afraid of making a mistake he s walking on eggshells …   English idioms

  • walk on eggshells — or walk on eggs phrasal to exercise extreme caution …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • walk on eggshells — be extremely cautious about one s words or actions. → walk …   English new terms dictionary

  • walk on eggshells — verb a) To be overly careful in dealing with a person or situation because they get angry or offended very easily; to try very hard not to upset someone or something. b) To be careful and sensitive, in handling very sensitive matters …   Wiktionary

  • walk on eggs — walk on eggshells/eggs/ phrase to be very careful how you behave around someone because you might easily make them angry or upset We’re all walking on eggshells around her since her dog died. Thesaurus: to be carefulsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • walk */*/*/ — I UK [wɔːk] / US [wɔk] verb Word forms walk : present tense I/you/we/they walk he/she/it walks present participle walking past tense walked past participle walked 1) a) [intransitive] to move forwards by putting one foot in front of the other Has …   English dictionary


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