tread lightly

Definition of tread lightly

  1. :  to proceed carefully If you're thinking about asking for a raise, I advise you to tread lightly.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to step or walk on or over

    :  to walk or proceed along :  follow

    :  to beat or press with the feet :  trample

  1. :  a mark (something, such as a footprint or the imprint of a tire) made by or as if by treading

    :  the action of treading

    :  an act or instance of treading :  step

  1. :  in a light manner: such as

    :  with little weight or force :  gently

    :  with indifference or carelessness :  unconcernedly

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