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pitfall

  

      n  
1    an unsuspected difficulty or danger  
2    a trap in the form of a concealed pit, designed to catch men or wild animals  
     (Old English pytt pit1 + fealle trap)  
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pitfall

  
1    banana skin     (informal)   catch, danger, difficulty, drawback, hazard, peril, snag, trap  
2    deadfall, downfall, pit, snare, trap  

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