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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He said: "As a Scot I've had to distance myself from being a fan but I want to see them do well.
He told Stern: "What I have to do in the future is say, 'That is more than likely a syphilitic parasite and I need to distance myself from this clown'.
I've got to distance myself from all the other idiots," he said.
To be honest, I have just tried to distance myself from that and not get too caught up in that and just treat it like it's another game.
I prefer to distance myself from him, but I would like to have a relationship with my grandson.
She told Total Film: "I didn't really want to distance myself from Doctor Who, because it's never hindered me, it's helped me.
I am not planning to distance myself from the sport, though.
He added: "As a republican leader I have never and I will never distance myself from the actions of republicans.
He said that he "will not distance myself from this case so much -- I will not distance myself like [Lakes state's governor] Matur Chut Dhuol.
Stinson Hunter retaliated by saying: "I have been trying to distance myself from this group.
The closer you get to the prize the more emotion comes into it and once emotion gets involved with sport it can be dangerous, so I try to distance myself from it.
I'm trying to distance myself from that, but the team have produced a great car this year.
I felt that the music world had let me down, so I wanted to distance myself from it.
After witnessing shots being fired I promptly ran up the stairs to my third-floor bedroom to distance myself from the gunfire," Kitzenberg wrote on his blog.
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