pitfall


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a source of danger or difficulty not easily foreseen and avoided

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an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty

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a trap in the form of a concealed hole

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Crupp's pitfalls, and also to the prints of recent footsteps.
What further pitfalls and dangers lay ahead he could not guess; but that he was as far as ever from liberty he was quite willing to believe, so depressing is utter absence of light to one in unfamiliar surroundings.
Feeling with a foot before taking a forward step his descent was necessarily slow, but Gahan was a Barsoomian and so knew the pitfalls that might await the unwary in such dark, forbidden portions of a jeddak's palace.
I will but continue to stumble into more and more serious pitfalls.
He was shrewd and calculating, he took note of the pitfalls he must avoid.
A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet
Charlie put him up to it, and Charlie was so bent on catching Rose, that he laid all sorts of pitfalls for her, and bribed the other lads to help him.
I knew the dangers and the pitfalls of John Barleycorn, the various ways by which he had tried to kill me in the past.
Is it better to reveal the snares and pitfalls of life to the young and thoughtless traveller, or to cover them with branches and flowers?
He had remained motionless, as if feeling himself surrounded by pitfalls.
Body number four, under dreary pretences of being droll (when it was very melancholy indeed), made the shallowest pretences of concealing pitfalls of knowledge, into which it was the duty of these babies to be smuggled and inveigled.
Mr Venus took the lead, towing Mr Wegg, in order that his refractory leg might be promptly extricated from any pitfalls it should dig for itself.
It was a cross-country road, full, after the first three or four miles, of holes and cart-ruts, which, being covered by the snow, were so many pitfalls to the trembling horses, and obliged them to keep a footpace.
The most common pitfall is capital works not being fully comps leted within the time limit - or to the correct standard.
Is Anti-X protective, or have you hit Pitfall 1, 2, or 5?