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fall into a trap

 
1. Lit. to get caught in a trap. The tiger fell into a trap and leapt out again immediately. The boys tried to get a squirrel to fall into a trap, but squirrels are too clever.
2. and fall into the trap; fall into someone's trap Fig. to become caught in someone's scheme; to be deceived into doing or thinking something. We fell into a trap by asking for an explanation. I fell into his trap when I agreed to drive him home.
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It is sadly all too easy to fall into the trap of believing that there is no hope for the economy but JLR''s announcement of increased sales and job recruitment puts paid to the lie.
GERMANY star Mesut Ozil has refused to fall into the trap of eyeing a "dream final" against Spain at the European Championship but was confident of ending his country's Italy jinx.
Porto are unlikely to fall into the trap but they may need patience.
As Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls writes in the Sunday Mirror, the unions should not fall into the trap.
By borrowing something from the bad tradition of the restrictive politics, the governments fall into the trap of too high ambitions to introduce order through "propaganda tyranny.
WHEN discussing the green economy and green jobs, we mustn't fall into the trap of seeing them as if they are something different to the economy as a whole.
I then tie a female bird under the bag and wait for male birds to fall into the trap before pulling the rope" Rihani explains.
ISLAMABAD, December 04, 2009 (Balochistan Times): In India the ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah Friday asked the groups chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa not to fall into the trap of Indian government by holding a dialogue.
Wake up, City, before you fall into the trap that Leeds United and bigger clubs than Cardiff have fallen into.
IT'S easy to fall into the trap of remembering The Byrds as a country-rock band thanks to Sweetheart Of The Rodeo but they built their success on folk foundations.
Renee Fraser, who launched her own ad agency after working for Bozell and Young & Rubicam, says businesswomen sometimes fall into the trap of settling for less.
Do not fall into the trap of just telling me what you have now.
I won't let the players or myself fall into the trap of thinking it's won.
She knows her people and her own weaknesses, she will never fall into the trap that Charles has dug for himself with his halfbaked belief that his scant knowledge of architecture ecology and art is sufficient to make him a savant.
THE pounds 53million raid in Ton-bridge was an astonishing robbery, but please don't let us fall into the trap of romanticising those responsible as modern day Robin Hoods.