not trust (someone) as far as (one) can throw (them)(redirected from I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him)
not trust (someone) as far as (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 as far as 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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not trust someone as far as you can throw themnot trust or hardly trust a particular person at all. informal
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not trust someone as far as one can throw him/her
He (or she) is extremely unreliable and untrustworthy. According to Eric Partridge, this seemingly modern phrase dates from about 1870, and it remains current.
trust someone as far as one could throw him, not to/I wouldn't
An indication of profound mistrust. This hyperbolic metaphor dates from about 1870 and presumably alludes to an individual too heavy to pick up and toss (in other words, not a small child).
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- not trust someone as far as you can throw them
- not trust (someone) farther than (one) can throw (them)
- I wouldn't trust (someone) farther than I could throw (them)
- I wouldn't trust (someone) as far as I could throw (them)
- not trust someone as far as you could throw them
- a dog in the manger
- (one) puts (one's) pants on one leg at a time
- get back to (someone) on (something)
- (one's) heart goes out to (someone)
- a fan of (someone or something)