Definition of tread lightly
- If you're thinking about asking for a raise, I advise you to tread lightly.
: to step or walk on or over
: to walk or proceed along : follow
: to form by treading : beat
: the part of a wheel or tire that makes contact with a road or rail
: the pattern of ridges or grooves made or cut in the face of a tire
: the part of a shoe or boot sole that touches the ground
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