run the traps
 v. phr.— «The Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. (VICA) recently sent a delegation of local business executives to Washington, D.C., to build relationships with—and, we hope, influence—the nation’s key legislative decision makers. In so doing, VICA ran the traps, meeting with the administration, Welfare to Work and the Department of Labor, among others.» —“First a Plan, Then a Solution to Transportation Problems” by Bonny L. Herman Los Angeles Times May 4, 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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