walk on eggshells

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English - Turkish
temkinli davranmak
English - English
To be careful and sensitive, in handling very sensitive matters
To be overly careful in dealing with a person or situation because they get angry or offended very easily; to try very hard not to upset someone or something
walk on eggshells

    Turkish pronunciation

    wôk ôn egşelz

    Pronunciation

    /ˈwôk ˈôn ˈegˌsʜelz/ /ˈwɔːk ˈɔːn ˈɛɡˌʃɛlz/

    Etymology

    () 1800's Old English usage, probably from the imagery that eggshells are easily broken.

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