Idiom of the Week: Walk on Eggshells

Meaning: To be very careful or quiet, usually because you don’t want to make someone angry.

Examples:

I’ve been walking on eggshells ever since we had that fight.

You’ve got to walk on eggshells when you’re around my dad. He gets angry easily.

I hate walking on eggshells – I’d rather just be direct.

Pop Quiz:

In which situation would you walk on eggshells?

A.  After you made a mistake at work.

B.  After you made an omelet.

C.  After you got home from a long trip.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is A. If you did something wrong at work, you’re probably very nervous about making another mistake or about making your boss angry. Which, in a nutshell, is what walking on eggshells means.

 

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One thought on “Idiom of the Week: Walk on Eggshells

  1. betty says:

    I don’t like walking on eggshells,
    it makes me nervous feeling.
    I like that life goes slowly,
    I like listening music before I go to bed.

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