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.
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It somehow avoids the trap of being overly-sentimental, but consistently moves millions of viewers to tears - because the stories of loss and reunion it tells are so powerful, and so thoughtfully presented.
It avoids the trap of being drawn into a war on political funding," Lord Burns said.
If Pfister's film avoids the trap of ennui that Hollow Men fell into, it is because he imparts a distinct style to his narrative.
Prashad cuts through convoluted historicisms and avoids the trap of setting out to write the definitive historical text of the Third World.
Hampton's unusually cerebral approach to love and lust among the artists mercifully avoids the trap of showing scenes of tormented artistic creation.
Kaplan avoids the trap of what Gilbert-Rolfe dismisses as "one-idea art" by constantly changing course, reformulating the measure of his achievement with each new work.
Duncan avoids the trap of bidding low to get a security contract, preferring instead to let the company's reputation for good service speak for itself.