They will fall into the trap, if they are not careful, of being a House party and not a Presidential party.
The second trap is the idea that we should undo it all later on.
George W. Bush set the trap just over nine years ago, and the Democrats are still trying to extricate themselves.
"We were happy when we sold a lot of records, but I think that's such a trap," says Robison.
Noted economist Jeffrey Sachs says short-term policies have set us up for long-term failure—and outlines an escape from this trap.
Wide-eyed, he got lightly to his feet and started for the trap.
Then she desired Cinderella to go to the trap, and bring her a rat.
The big ship was approaching rapidly; I felt as if we were caught in a trap.
He would wait till he caught me napping, and then spring some trap upon me.
I cannot believe the traders have brought Ohrante back to hunt and trap for them.
"contrivance for catching unawares," late Old English træppe "snare, trap," from Proto-Germanic *trap- (cf. Middle Dutch trappe "trap, snare"), related to Germanic words for "stair, step, tread" (cf. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German trappe, treppe, German Treppe "step, stair"). Probably akin to Old French trape, Spanish trampa "trap, pit, snare," but the exact relationship is uncertain. The connecting notion seems to be "that on which an animal steps." Sense of "deceitful practice, trickery" is first recorded c.1400. Sense in speed trap recorded from 1906. Slang meaning "mouth" is from 1776. Trap door "door in a floor or ceiling" (often hidden and leading to a passageway or secret place) is first attested late 14c.
c.1400, "ensnare (an animal), catch in a trap; encircle; capture," from trap (n.) or from Old English betræppan. Figurative use is slightly earlier (late 14c.). Related: Trapped; trapping.
: to figure out why my trap money was shitty (1970s+ Black)
1. A program interrupt, usually an interrupt caused by some exceptional situation in the user program. In most cases, the OS performs some action, then returns control to the program.
2. To cause a trap. "These instructions trap to the monitor." Also used transitively to indicate the cause of the trap. "The monitor traps all input/output instructions."
This term is associated with assembler programming ("interrupt" or "exception" is more common among HLL programmers) and appears to be fading into history among programmers as the role of assembler continues to shrink. However, it is still important to computer architects and systems hackers (see system, sense 1), who use it to distinguish deterministically repeatable exceptions from timing-dependent ones (such as I/O interrupts).