steer clear of


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Related to steer clear of: so much for, worse for wear, give a shot, be damned, no less

steer clear of something/somebody

to avoid something or someone because they are dangerous or bad for you I'd steer clear of Joe if I were you - he'll only cause trouble. I try to steer clear of heavy meals these days.
See also: clear, of, steer

steer clear of

Stay away from, avoid, as in Dad warned us to steer clear of Dr. Smith and his poor advice. This idiom alludes to guiding a vessel away from some obstacle. Its figurative use was first recorded in 1723.
See also: clear, of, steer

steer clear of

To stay away from; avoid.
See also: clear, of, steer
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VALENCIA - Well-meaning students at College of the Canyons are being asked to steer clear of baby birds in the learning-to-fly stage.
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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.
Lately, whenever somebody makes a period costume drama, the filmmakers typically go out of their way to assure everybody that it will steer clear of ``Merchant Ivory'' territory.
Sarbanes-Oxley is a massive project for companies, and experts warn to steer clear of applications that lack flexibility.
Hoping to steer clear of cubicles, Pryor now says she wants to explore a job in movie or television production.
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Connell supports expanding the board's collections role but had wanted to steer clear of developing the computer system.
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Besides, I figured Daly, a recovering alcoholic, has worse hazards to try to steer clear of than my fairway bunker.
Never equate leanness with fitness and steer clear of the endless cycles of corporate anorexia and bulimia.