I wouldn't touch (something or someone) with a barge pole

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I wouldn't touch (something or someone) with a barge pole

I do not want to become in any way involved in or with something or someone. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Get that cocaine away from me, I wouldn't touch that junk with a barge pole! You might think John is attractive, but I wouldn't touch him with a barge pole. He seems like a creep.
See also: barge, pole, touch
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He said: "I've been approached for several projects and, quite frankly, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.
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