Everyone is on eggshells

This one was heard on the news, relating to the murders in Idaho. A resident being interviewed said, “everyone is on eggshells”. This is a congruent conflation of “everyone is walking on eggshells” and “everyone is on edge”, both referring to everyone acting with great care in a nervous situation. This one is similar to others I have posted in the past, including “walking on eggs and needles”, and “walking on pins and needles”. A big thanks to Vicki Ameel-Kovacs for hearing this one and Mike Kovacs for sending it in.

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