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tiptoe round/around sth/sb

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with tiptoe   /ˈtɪp.təʊ/ us    /-toʊ/
to avoid dealing with a difficult subject, problem, or person: Guy keeps tiptoeing round the problem, instead of confronting it.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
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