steer clear of someone/something

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 someone/something

COMMON If you steer clear of someone or something, you deliberately avoid them. I'd advise anyone with sensitive or dry skins to steer clear of soap. Steer clear of Paola unless you want to be stuck with her all evening.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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