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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CALL MY GEMINI LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0723 YOUR family are proving difficult to deal with at the moment and you may be best to distance yourself from them until they sort things out, as it appears you're not directly involved.
Phone now to work out who you need to distance yourself from.
Hearing the way you talk about your body it's as if your vagina and genital area aren't part of you and you want to distance yourself from them.
Ms Lewis alleged: "You do know her and you did have sex with her but you are lying in an attempt to distance yourself from her and the accusations.
Rather predictably, there's much talk from those involved with picking up or cutting up bodies for a living about how you soon learn to distance yourself from emotional involvement.
Anyone who has worked in a major organization that has been thoroughly analyzed and scrutinized by the dark-suit-and-white-shirt crowd knows that the art of consulting is knowing how to attach yourself to the good and distance yourself from the bad.
As upsetting as it might be, I'd distance yourself from her and focus on your other mates.
Phone now to hear who you really need to distance yourself from.
Distance yourself from him and feel free to tell everyone the truth and leave him to explain himself.
Stop allowing yourself to be manipulated and made to feel guilty and, if necessary, distance yourself from her antics to stay healthy emotionally.
It's best for you to distance yourself from your uncle until he changes his life and you no longer have to keep his secrets.
You need to distance yourself from him until he realises you mean what you say and, hopefully, moves on with his own life.
There's no need to distance yourself from the international occasion by watching it all on television, you can be there in person to witness top class horse racing, fashion and style on the highlight day of this unrivalled event.
What you were trying to do was to try and distance yourself from the 'bum bag' which was found at your flat.
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