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bear trap

A place where a police officer waits, often in hiding, to catch drivers that are speeding. Also called a "speed trap." Likely related to highway patrol officers being called "bear," a possible reference to Smokey the Bear (a cartoon character who wears a hat similar to those sometimes worn by the highway patrol). Ugh, I got a speeding ticket today, thanks to a bear trap.
See also: bear, trap

bear trap

n. a hidden speed trap, one set by a bear. (Citizens band radio.) That whole town is a glorified bear trap.
See also: bear, trap
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dollar and the British pound along with other currencies from developed countries is "one of the largest in my career," Larry McDonald, CNBC contributor and editor of the "Bear Traps Report," said in a CNBC interview Tuesday.
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DLA Piper partners from across Europe including Peter Jark (Germany), Jasper Berkenbosch (Netherlands), Pierre-Alain Bouhenic (France), Luis Martin (Spain) and Catherine Burton (UK), then gave an insight into how insolvency laws reflect the character of finance and commerce in a jurisdiction, how these laws have evolved locally and the 'bear traps' that must be navigated when implementing local restructuring strategies.
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