avoid sth like the plague Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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.
(Definition of avoid sth like the plague from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “avoid sth like the plague”
in Chinese (Simplified) 像避瘟疫一样躲避, 坚决避开…
in Chinese (Traditional) 像避瘟疫一樣躲避, 堅決避開…
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