steer clear of
Meaning: If you steer clear of something, you don't go near it because it could harm you or cause you a problem.
- My doctor said I should steer clear of spicy foods until I feel better.
- I'd steer clear of that guy if I were you. He's a bit crazy and he's always looking for a fight with someone.
Tell your kids to steer clear of that dog. I was told that