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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Ek avoided the trap of being arch or faux-naif in this plea to the Virgin Mary - the repeated cry of "dulcis" was both sweet and moving.
This company has avoided the trap of allowing a bureaucracy to develop.