not touch someone or something with a bargepole

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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  • 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

  • would not touch someone/thing with a bargepole — informal would refuse to have anything to do with someone or something. → bargepole …   English new terms dictionary

  • not touch with a bargepole — To refuse to have anything to do with • • • Main Entry: ↑barge * * * not touch (someone or something) with a bargepole see ↑touch, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑bargepole …   Useful english 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

  • touch — [[t]tʌ̱tʃ[/t]] ♦♦ touches, touching, touched 1) VERB If you touch something, you put your hand onto it in order to feel it or to make contact with it. [V n] Her tiny hands gently touched my face... [V n] Don t touch that dial... [V …   English dictionary

  • bargepole — noun a long pole used to propel a barge and fend off obstacles. Phrases would not touch someone/thing with a bargepole informal would refuse to have anything to do with someone or something …   English new terms dictionary

  • touch — touch1 W2S2 [tʌtʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(feel)¦ 2¦(no space between)¦ 3 touch something to something 4¦(affect somebody s feelings)¦ 5¦(have an effect)¦ 6¦(use)¦ 7 not touch something 8 not touch somebody/something 9¦(deal with somebody/something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • touch — 1 /tVtS/ verb FEEL SB/STH PHYSICALLY 1 (T) to put your hand or another part of your body on something or someone so that you can feel them: Small children are constantly moving and wanting to touch everything. | She couldn t bear the thought of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • touch */*/*/ — I UK [tʌtʃ] / US verb Word forms touch : present tense I/you/we/they touch he/she/it touches present participle touching past tense touched past participle touched 1) [transitive] to put your hand or part of your body on someone or something Beth …   English dictionary

  • barge·pole — /ˈbɑɚʤˌpoʊl/ noun, pl poles [count] : a long pole that is used to guide or steer a barge not touch (someone or something) with a bargepole see ↑touch, 1 …   Useful english dictionary


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