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English definition of “avoid sth like the plague”

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avoid sth like the plague

to be determined to avoid something completely: I'm not a fan of parties - in fact I avoid them like the plague.
Translations of “avoid sth like the plague”
in Chinese (Traditional) 像避瘟疫一樣躲避, 堅決避開…
in Chinese (Simplified) 像避瘟疫一样躲避, 坚决避开…
(Definition of avoid sth like the plague from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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