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walk on eggs

Definition of walk on eggs

US informal

  1. :  to be very careful about what one says or does <She is very touchy, so you have to walk on eggs around her.>



Word by Word Definitions

walkplay
  1. :  roam, wander

    :  to move about in visible form :  appear

    :  to make headway

  1. :  an act or instance of going on foot especially for exercise or pleasure

    :  space walk

    :  an accustomed place of walking :  haunt

eggplay eggs
  1. :  the hard-shelled reproductive body produced by a bird and especially by the common domestic chicken

    :  its contents used as food

    :  an animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum together with its nutritive and protective envelopes and having the capacity to develop into a new individual capable of independent existence

  1. :  to cover with egg

    :  to pelt with eggs


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