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steer clear

To avoid (someone or something). Steer clear of the boss today—he's yelling at everyone he sees. The 8:00 train is always late, so steer clear if you want to be on time.
See also: clear, steer

steer clear (of someone or something)

to avoid someone or something. John is mad at me, so I've been steering clear of him. Steer clear of that book. It has many errors in it.
See also: clear, steer

steer/stay/keep clear (of somebody/something)

avoid somebody/something: I’m trying to lose weight so I have to steer clear of fattening foods.It’s best to stay clear of the bank at lunchtimes as it gets very busy.
See also: clear, keep, stay, steer
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Some advice for Simpson: Steer clear of French fries.
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If the price is out of line or doesn't seem to be an average, I'd steer clear of it.
trade representatives should steer clear of any tendency to micromanage other countries' telecom regulatory regimes-even if they have asked us for advice, We have made some grave mistakes.
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There were also subtle layers of interest for those theatergoers who want an evening-length ballet to steer clear of cliches.