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

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tread carefully/gently/lightly

to ​speak or ​behavecarefully to ​avoidupsetting or ​causingoffence to anyone: The ​governmentknows 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)
Translations of “tread carefully/gently/lightly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 言行谨慎, 小心处理…
in Chinese (Traditional) 言行謹慎, 小心處理…
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