stay clear of (someone or something)

stay clear of (someone or something)

1. To remain physically out of the way of someone or something. Please stay clear of the loading bay doors. You've got to stay clear of the workers while they're laying the cement.
2. To avoid interacting with someone or something. Stay clear of the boss today—he's yelling at everyone he sees. I suggest you say clear of the trains today—there's a strike on, so none of them are on time.
See also: clear, of, stay

stay clear of someone or something

to keep one's distance from something, usually something dangerous. Please stay clear of me. I have the flu. stay clear of that machine. It is dangerous.
See also: clear, of, stay