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

Personally, I wouldn't touch him or his business with a bargepole.

Main entry:touchidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

  • 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


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