Meaning of “someone wouldn't touch something with a ten-foot pole” in the English Dictionary

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"someone wouldn't touch something with a ten-foot pole" in American English

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someone wouldn't touch something with a ten-foot pole

someone does not want to be involved with something in any way:

I wouldn't touch that car with a ten-foot pole – it's a gas guzzler.

(Definition of “someone wouldn't touch something with a ten-foot pole” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)