not touch with a bargepole

not touch with a bargepole
To refuse to have anything to do with
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Main Entry:barge

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not touch (someone or something) with a bargepole — see touch, 1
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Main Entry:bargepole

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • would not touch with a bargepole — ► would not touch with a bargepole informal would refuse to have anything to do with. Main Entry: ↑bargepole …   English terms dictionary

  • not touch with a ten-foot pole — not touch (someone or something) with a ten foot pole (US) (or Brit not touch (someone or something) with a bargepole) informal : to refuse to go near or become involved with (someone or something) That investment is too risky. I wouldn t touch… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not touch somebody with a bargepole — not touch sb/sth with a ˈbargepole idiom (BrE) (NAmE not touch sb/sth with a ten foot ˈpole) (informal) to refuse to get involved with sb/sth or in a particular situation • …   Useful english dictionary

  • not touch something with a bargepole — not touch sb/sth with a ˈbargepole idiom (BrE) (NAmE not touch sb/sth with a ten foot ˈpole) (informal) to refuse to get involved with sb/sth or in a particular situation • …   Useful english dictionary

  • not touch somebody with a ten-foot pole — not touch sb/sth with a ˈbargepole idiom (BrE) (NAmE not touch sb/sth with a ten foot ˈpole) (informal) to refuse to get involved with sb/sth or in a particular situation • …   Useful english dictionary

  • not touch something with a ten-foot pole — not touch sb/sth with a ˈbargepole idiom (BrE) (NAmE not touch sb/sth with a ten foot ˈpole) (informal) to refuse to get involved with sb/sth or in a particular situation • …   Useful english dictionary

  • not touch someone or something with a bargepole — not touch (someone or something) with a bargepole see ↑touch, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑bargepole …   Useful english dictionary

  • not touch someone or something with a ten-foot pole — not touch (someone or something) with a ten foot pole (US) (or Brit not touch (someone or something) with a bargepole) informal : to refuse to go near or become involved with (someone or something) That investment is too risky. I wouldn t touch… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wouldn't touch it with a bargepole — (UK) If you wouldn t touch something with a bargepole, you would not consider being involved under any circumstances. (In American English, people say they wouldn t touch it with a ten foot pole) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole — I wouldn’t touch it/him/her/etc with a bargepole british phrase used for emphasizing that you do not want to be involved with a person or situation, or that you advise someone else not to be involved Thesaurus: way of saying that you will not do… …   Useful english dictionary


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