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walk on eggshells

Definition of walk on eggshells

informal

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

eggshellplay eggshells
  1. :  the hard exterior covering of an egg

    :  something resembling an eggshell especially in fragility

  1. :  thin and fragile

    :  slightly glossy

    :  yellowish white


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