Definition of pussyfoot verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pussyfoot

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈpʊsiˌfʊt//
 
[intransitive]pussyfoot (around)(informal)(usually disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pussyfoot
 
he / she / it pussyfoots
 
past simple pussyfooted
 
-ing form pussyfooting
 
 
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to be careful or anxious about expressing your opinion in case you upset someone I realized I could no longer pussyfoot around. I had to say what I really thought.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pussyfoot