fall into the trap of

fall into the trap of doing something

to become involved in something Don't fall into the trap of deciding to buy a more expensive house than you can afford because someone says it is a good investment.
See also: fall, of, trap

fall into the trap of doing something

to do something which is not wise although it seemed to be a good idea when you decided to do it Don't fall into the trap of buying the extra insurance.
See also: fall, of, trap
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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.
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.
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.
DON'T fall into the trap of believing the Stan James Grand National at Wimbledon is between two runners (Hotdog Jack and Kildare Lark) and lump on Comans Joe to land jump racing's biggest prize.
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.
You're not the first BB star to fall into the trap of believing your own publicity, but all those who did were deservedly rocketed back into obscurity.
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.
For instance, rather than meeting the needs of consumers, institutions fall into the trap of thinking that others--even the consumer--exist to meet the needs of the institution.
Anderton said:'We must not fall into the trap of believing Romanov's welcome arrival on its own will cure all our ills.
Don't fall into the trap of believing audiobooks are strictly for the sight impaired or people too intellectually lazy to read.