Meaning of “wouldn't touch sth with a barge pole” in the English Dictionary

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"wouldn't touch sth with a barge pole" in British English

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wouldn't touch sth with a barge pole

UK US wouldn't touch sth with a ten-foot pole informal

used to mean that you certainly do not want to buy something or be involved with something

(Definition of “wouldn't touch sth with a barge pole” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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