Avoided the trap of - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
avoid the trap of (doing something) (redirected from avoided the trap of)
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.
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.
References in periodicals archive
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.