steer clear of someone

steer clear of someone
steer clear (of (someone/something)) to avoid someone or something.

I'd steer clear of Joe if I were you — he's in a terrible mood.

They invited me to comment on the proposals, but I think I would rather steer clear.

Usage notes: usually the person or thing you avoid is dangerous or likely to cause trouble

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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