tread on eggs

tread on eggs
(tread (или walk) on (или upon) eggs)
поступать чрезвычайно осмотрительно, действовать с большой осторожностью; см. тж. tread on egg-shells

Carlo, you're my friend and I've got to say it. you're walking on eggs in this affair... (M. West, ‘Daughter of Silence’, ch. VIII) — Карло, вы мой друг. И я должен сказать вам правду. В этом деле вы в очень щекотливом положении...

When he went to the Secretary for a lay off, the junior looked as though he were treading upon eggs. (DEI) — Когда он отправился к секретарю, для того чтобы получить выходной день, по одному его виду можно было сказать, что он решил действовать осторожно.

Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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