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Old August 13, 2009, 04:53 PM
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Andar con pies de plomo

Comos se dice en Inglés andar con pies de plomo ?? Significa andar con mucho cuidado, fijandote en cada paso que das, poniendo la atención al mínimo detalle. Thanks.
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Old August 13, 2009, 07:45 PM
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Hmm.. Maybe:

Walking on eggshells?

walk on eggshells
1. Fig. to walk very carefully; to take steps gingerly. Since he stumbled and fell against the china cabinet, Bill has been walking on eggshells.
2. Fig. to be very diplomatic and inoffensive. I was walking on eggshells trying to explain the remark to her without offending her further.
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Tread carefully
Watch your (every) step

These mean to be careful around someone/something. They're especially used when danger is a possibility.

Tread lightly and walk on eggshells are used when you don't want to exacerbate a touchy situation (definition number 2 above).
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