Walk-on-eggshells definition

(idiomatic) 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.
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(idiomatic) To be careful and sensitive, in handling very sensitive matters.
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Origin of walk-on-eggshells

  • 1800's usage, probably from the imagery that eggshells are easily broken.

    From Wiktionary