distance (oneself) from (someone or something)

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distance (oneself) from (someone or something)

To limit engagement or association (or the appearance thereof) between oneself and someone or something. Politicians have been quick to distance themselves from the senator ever since news of her drug scandal broke. The company, trying to build up its environmentally-friendly image, has been distancing itself from its past connections to the oil industry.
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In that 1994 campaign, Feinstein went out of her way to distance herself from liberal positions--even running a television commercial in which she celebrated the fact that she was booed at the California Democratic Convention for her enthusiasm for the death penalty.
The Moray MP said: "Anne Moffat should distance herself from her statement and apologise to the First Minister personally.
Bernice is an accomplished photographer who uses her camera to distance herself from the chaos of her life.
In his article for The New York Post, Klein claims that Winfrey has gone as far as to distance herself from the Obamas and recently snubbed their request to help generate publicity for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
16 ( ANI ): Kim Kardashian has reportedly got herself a new publicist in an attempt to distance herself from her dramatic family.
Kom, 32, from Manipur, has yet to remove the picture or distance herself from the Fuhrer's beliefs.
Co-Chair of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Andrew Kadi commented, I can't imagine that Oprah Winfrey wouldn't distance herself from his company after wearing his diamonds.
She is reportedly striving to not leave any stone left unturned--whether it involves dropping her last name for professional purposes or trying to distance herself from the Kardashian clan.
Washington, Jan 15 ( ANI ): Josh Duhamel is reportedly urging his wife Fergie to distance herself from her band The Black Eyed Peas, and in particular, her powerhouse bandmate will.
Gigi, the former proprietress of a restaurant in Miragoane patronized by macoutes, wanting to distance herself from the misery of her rural upbringing and avoid repercussions when the dictatorship fell, moved to Port-au-Prince with her younger sister.
Winter is a woman whose past has haunted her since her high school days, forcing her to distance herself from friendships and romance alike.
Chloe Smith has been accused of trying to distance herself from hated Conservative policies by rebranding herself before polling day.
The actress also said how she immediately chopped off her blonde locks after quitting the show to try and distance herself from the harrowing role of Ronnie.
The decision appears to be a bid to distance herself from her estranged father, Michael Lohan, who was recently charged with assaulting his girlfriend.
Since her star-making turn in Titanic 13 years ago, Kate has always gone to great pains to distance herself from other actresses, even going so far as to call herself "a very vocal drumbeater for normal women".
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