Walk on eggshells

Posted by David FG on September 03, 2005

In Reply to: Walk on eggshells posted by Sherri on September 03, 2005

: What is the orgin of the expression "walk on eggshells"?

Egg shells are fragile; to walk upon them takes great care unless one is going to smash them. To 'walk on eggshells' means to exercise great delicacy in some situation demanding it.