walk on eggs
Proceed very cautiously, as in I knew I was walking on eggs when I asked about the department's involvement in the lawsuit. This metaphoric idiom transfers walking on fragile eggs to discussing or investigating a dangerous subject. [First half of 1700s]
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Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
It was a brick wall that we turned into the on-ramp of a highway.
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Eggs and nestlings were found lying on the bare soil at the inner ends of the burrows; no nesting material was found.
The inner ends of the burrows were enlarged with a depression in the floor, where the eggs were laid.
The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.
She set off down Trafalgar Road in the mist and the rain, glad that she had been compelled to walk.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
I could see only the stretch of green before me, and I felt as if I must walk on forever, without coming to the end of it.