avoid the trap of (doing something)

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avoid the trap of (doing something)

To avoid to doing something foolish or irresponsible. After college, I couldn't avoid the trap of using credit cards, and I've been deep in debt ever since.
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fall into/avoid the trap of doing something

do/avoid doing something that is a mistake but which seems at first to be a good idea: Parents sometimes fall into the trap of trying to do everything for their children.
See also: avoid, fall, of, something, trap
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Accies are without a home win in six months and are battling it out with Kilmarnock and Dundee United to avoid the trap door.
While it is important to learn from the past, it is even more imperative to avoid the trap of preparing to face the challenges of the past.
2013), they pointed out that productivity growth and innovations help countries avoid the trap.
Banks have to avoid the trap of insufficient market differentiation and must address the challenges of properly segmenting the market and implementing appropriate policies.
Parliament is sure that it is necessary to avoid the trap of the authorities - fake elections.
To avoid the trap of being made to pay a hefty fine, travellers should always check the policeman's identity and contact police outposts for assistance.
He then raised the alarm, emailing Julie and then his friends with a copy of the conversation to help them avoid the trap.
As a tribute to the great legend of inven tion in the realm of information tech nology, the Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) began their 8th annual awards this year with Steve's commencement address at the Stan ford University, his words, spoken in 2005, astonishingly rang true on the day of his death: "Remembering that you are going to die is the best way, I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
As for staying up, the Swans can be backed at 13-8 with Hills to avoid the trap door.
Conversely, avoid the trap of a supervisor who asks you to step in and manage the problem for him or her.
Our four West Midlands rivals are among a dozen clubs desperately trying to avoid the trap door to the Championship.
We are going to deal with all the issues as one package, because we are going to avoid the trap of gradual implementation," he said.
GIVE mum some credit for wanting you to avoid the trap of living your life solely through your children.
I strongly believe that we, professional historians, should avoid the trap of closing our eyes to the facts.
To avoid the trap of a US delegation being opposed to any further advances, the EU obtained a safeguard mechanism whereby the rights obtained under the first agreement can be suspended in the event of a lack of progress in the negotiations.