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English definition of “fall into the/sb's trap”

fall into the/sb's trap

to make a mistake or get into a difficult situation by doing something or by trusting someone: Don't fall into the trap of thinking you can learn a foreign language without doing any work. We fell right into the enemy's trap.
(Definition of fall into the/sb's trap from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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