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English definition of “tread carefully/gently/lightly”

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tread carefully/gently/lightly

to speak or behave carefully to avoid upsetting or causing offence to anyone: The government know they have to tread carefully on this issue.
Translations of “tread carefully/gently/lightly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 言行謹慎, 小心處理…
in Chinese (Simplified) 言行谨慎, 小心处理…
(Definition of tread carefully/gently/lightly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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