Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “walk on eggs/eggshells”

See all translations

walk on eggs/eggshells

If you are walking on eggs/eggshells, you are being very careful not to offend someone or do anything wrong: When my mother is staying at our house, I feel like I'm walking on eggshells.
Translations of “walk on eggs/eggshells”
in Chinese (Traditional) 小心翼翼地做事, 小心謹慎…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小心翼翼地做事, 小心谨慎…
(Definition of walk on eggs/eggshells from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More