trust someone as far as one could throw him, not to/I wouldn't

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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).
See also: could, far, not, one, someone, throw, trust
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