tread lightly

Definition of tread lightly

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

Word by Word Definitions

tread play
  1. : to step or walk on or over

  2. : to walk or proceed along : follow

  3. : to form by treading : beat

  1. : the part of a wheel or tire that makes contact with a road or rail

  2. : the pattern of ridges or grooves made or cut in the face of a tire

  3. : the part of a shoe or boot sole that touches the ground

lightly play
  1. : in a light manner: such as

  2. : with little weight or force : gently

  3. : with indifference or carelessness : unconcernedly


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