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steer clear of (someone or something)

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 of it if you want to be on time.
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steer clear of

Stay away from, avoid, as in Dad warned us to steer clear of Dr. Smith and his poor advice. This idiom alludes to guiding a vessel away from some obstacle. Its figurative use was first recorded in 1723.
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steer clear of

take care to avoid or keep away from.
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steer clear of

To stay away from; avoid.
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At least Foster has had the sense to steer clear of Philip Johnson Chippendale.
In short, these systems help cars steer clear of danger and among other things, they can also aid artificial medical devices in the body to work more efficiently so people can live healthy and productive lives.
Over the last six weeks, the region's motorists and criminals have been urged to Steer Clear of vehicle crime, with an intensive programme of operations and crime prevention work covering the county.
READERS should steer clear of tubby Guardian hackette Julie Burchill's slim volume about David Beckham - unless they enjoy pretentious garbage like "the heartbreakingly-named George Best" and "Beckham looks like a magnificent child - or perhaps the Minotaur the moment before it went mad".
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They also steer clear of each other, partly because they exert a repulsive force and partly because the rules of quantum mechanics specify that individual electrons must occupy different energy levels.
If you can't do without meat on your Croissan'wich or Bagel, at least steer clear of the sausage.
Officials caution anyone who spots a similar device to avoid touching it, to steer clear of the area and to call police.
Ireland has managed to steer clear of the destructive pest but there is constant risk of accidental introduction.
The new study suggests that dentists should begin to steer clear of nitrous oxide as a standard painkiller, Baird contends.
Genworth, however, has managed to steer clear of riskier mortgage insurance business in the U.
The first thing shoppers should do is steer clear of products that carry a prepayment penalty and they should also negotiate fees up front, he said.
Remember when mom told you to steer clear of sweets before dinner so you wouldn't spoil your appetite?
This important new book includes chapters on these topics, as well as on tax, antitrust, intellectual property, and other aspects of e-health - all packed with expert advice that will help you steer clear of difficulties.