not trust (someone) farther than (one) can throw (them)

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not trust (someone) farther than (one) can throw (them)

To be very suspicious of someone; to not trust or believe someone. You want me to tell our plans to Jill? I don't trust Jill farther than I can throw her. The government is asking us to believe that they'll apply the new tax fairly, but I wouldn't trust them as far as I can throw them.
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