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

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

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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) …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • 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 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

  • 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

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

  • wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole — (USA)    If you wouldn t touch something with a ten foot pole, you would not consider being involved under any circumstances. (In British English, people say they wouldn t touch it with a bargepole)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions


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