pitfall noun

ADJ. obvious | common | hidden | possible, potential, unforeseen We need to be alert to potential pitfalls.

VERB + PITFALL be fraught with, be full of, have, hold Trading in a foreign country can be fraught with pitfalls. | avoid | overcome

PITFALL + VERB await sb Numerous pitfalls await unsuspecting investors.

PREP. ~ for Buying property holds many pitfalls for the unwary. | ~ in pitfalls in the interpretation of statistics