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pitfall

noun abyss, catch, chasm, danger, dangerous spot, exposure to danger, exposure to harm, fovea, hazard, imminent danger, obstacle, peril, predicament, problem, quagmire, risk, risks, snare, threat, trap
See also: hazard, trap, trouble
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By then making a loop of about a couple of miles into the open country at the back of Pumblechook's premises, I got round into the High-street again, a little beyond that pitfall, and felt myself in comparative security.
Of course there were plenty who envied him his large custom, and many was the pitfall set for me, so that he never dared to let me out of his sight.
So it came about that the First of the Tigers taught the Hairless One to kill--and ye know what harm that has since done to all our peoples--through the noose, and the pitfall, and the hidden trap, and the flying stick and the stinging fly that comes out of white smoke [Hathi meant the rifle], and the Red Flower that drives us into the open.
His true objective was the provision of a full, accurate, legible script for our noble but ill-dressed language; but he was led past that by his contempt for the popular Pitman system of Shorthand, which he called the Pitfall system.
Besides this, a great pitfall for Sergius lay in the fact of his extreme antipathy to his new Abbot, a cunning worldly man who was making a career for himself in the Church.
We both fell into the same snare; oh dear, what a pitfall it was; it almost ruined me
5] I was interested by finding here the hollow conical pitfall of the lion-ant, or some other insect; first a fly fell down the treacherous slope and immediately disappeared; then came a large but unwary ant; its struggles to escape being very violent, those curious little jets of sand, described by Kirby and Spence
This Australian pitfall was only about half the size of that made by the European lion-ant.
When the Christian hero of a hundred charitable victories plunges into a pitfall that has been dug for him by mistake, oh, what a warning it is to the rest of us to be unceasingly on our guard
Before one can cry she IS wrong, she seems to have started forward, and to be a creature actually running of its own accord, with broken knees and failing legs, through every variety of hole and pitfall, and stumbling constantly.
Other pitfalls include sward height not being achieved, damage to habitats, rubbish not removed from farms and non-completion of arable options.
Greg Rung and Pierre Romagny of Oliver Wyman underline 10 common pitfalls that force transformation projects at banks in the Middle East to lose their way--and how to avoid them