Meaning of “tread carefully/gently/lightly” in the English Dictionary

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"tread carefully/gently/lightly" in British English

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tread carefully/gently/lightly

to speak or behave carefully to avoid upsetting or causing offence to anyone:

The government knows it has to tread carefully on this issue.

(Definition of “tread carefully/gently/lightly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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