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English definition of “tiptoe round/around sth/sb”

tiptoe round/around sth/sb

informal phrasal verb with tiptoe     /ˈtɪp.təʊ/ US  /-toʊ/ verb [I usually + adv/prep]
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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