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walk on eggshells? - be careful with him? thanks! #1 (permalink) Thu Oct 29, 2009 20:34 pm   walk on eggshells? - be careful with him? thanks!
 

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ESL/EFL Test #280 "English Slang Idioms (2)", question 9

I hate his unpredictable mean temper. I always have to walk on ......... around him.

(a) eggshells
(b) bottle caps
(c) glass
(d) dry twigs

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #280 "English Slang Idioms (2)", answer 9

I hate his unpredictable mean temper. I always have to walk on eggshells around him.

Correct answer: (a) eggshells

Your answer was: correct
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walk on eggshells? - be careful with him? thanks! #2 (permalink) Thu Oct 29, 2009 20:51 pm   walk on eggshells? - be careful with him? thanks!
 

Hi Saneta,
Yes, you are right. When you have to "walk on eggshells" around someone, that means you have to be very sensitive and careful in the presence of that person.
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