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walkout

or walk-out

[wawk-out] /ˈwɔkˌaʊt/
noun
1.
a strike by workers.
2.
the act of leaving or being absent from a meeting, especially as an expression of protest.
3.
a doorway in a building or room that gives direct access to the outdoors:
a home with a sliding-glass walkout from the living room to the patio.
adjective
4.
having a doorway that gives direct access to the outdoors:
a walkout basement.
Origin of walkout
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; noun, adj. use of verb phrase walk out
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walk on eggs

verb phrase

To proceed very carefully; go gingerly and warily: I always feel as if I'm walking on eggs around her/ walking on thin ice to criticize the government (1859+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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