not touch with a ten-foot pole

not touch (something) with a ten-foot pole to not want to become involved with something.

If I were you, I wouldn't touch that job with a ten-foot pole.

Usage notes: often used as a warning

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  • 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 with a ten-foot pole —    If you decide not to touch something with a ten foot pole, you prefer to stay far away from it.     I wouldn t touch politics with a ten foot pole! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • not\ to\ touch\ with\ a\ ten-foot\ pole — v. phr. To consider something completely undesirable or uninteresting. Some people won t touch spinach with a ten foot pole. Kids who wouldn t touch an encyclopedia with a ten foot pole love to find information with this computer program …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 something with a ten-foot pole — not touch (something) with a ten foot pole to not want to become involved with something. If I were you, I wouldn t touch that job with a ten foot pole. Usage notes: often used as a warning …   New idioms 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 to touch (something) with a ten-foot pole — {v. phr.} To consider something completely undesirable or uninteresting. * /Some people won t touch spinach with a ten foot pole./ * /Kids who wouldn t touch an encyclopedia with a ten foot pole love to find information with this computer program …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not to touch (something) with a ten-foot pole — {v. phr.} To consider something completely undesirable or uninteresting. * /Some people won t touch spinach with a ten foot pole./ * /Kids who wouldn t touch an encyclopedia with a ten foot pole love to find information with this computer program …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not touch something with a ten foot pole — verb a) To avoid something at all costs; to refuse to associate with something; signifies a strong aversion. Serious actors of the world wouldnt touch the part with a ten foot pole. b) To be unable (perhaps figuratively) to approach something or… …   Wiktionary


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