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steer clear (of someone or something)

to avoid someone or something. John is mad at me, so I've been steering clear of him. Steer clear of that book. It has many errors in it.
See also: clear, steer

steer clear (of somebody/something)

to avoid someone or something I'd steer clear of Joe if I were you - he's in a terrible mood. They invited me to comment on the proposals, but I think I would rather steer clear.
Usage notes: usually the person or thing you avoid is dangerous or likely to cause trouble
See also: clear, steer
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The Steer Clear iPhone and iPod touch application also includes driving tips, a safe driving pledge and informative videos.
Although Steer Clear has come to an end, we are determined to maintain this impact and have many more operations planned for the months ahead.
The Steer Clear program, which is endorsed by the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, is designed to encourage both young drivers and their parents to become actively involved in developing positive attitudes and experiences when behind the wheel.
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The product line strategy of Degussa is characterised by wide coverage of the active ingredients market and innovative product concepts, which steer clear of commodities," says Frost & Sullivan Programme Manager Gordon McManus.
And so it goes in California's luxe principality of Malibu, where megamillionaires have the audacity to tell working stiffs to steer clear of public beaches for their own safety.
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Detectives say both men are armed and dangerous and urge the public to steer clear of the men and call 510-464-7040 if they know where the suspects are.
Those who prefer to feel the burn will want to steer clear.
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Many repeat visitors to Hawaii steer clear of Waikiki, concluding that it is a cramped and sometimes crass jungle of high-rise concrete.
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