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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Maybe wisdom comes with age, but after cleaning a zillion firearms with scores of products, I've been trying to distance myself from skin contact with the witches' brews I swab down those dirty bores.
Whenever I want to write about a place, I distance myself from it to purify my mind and test my true feelings towards it," he said.
I've found that I have to slowly distance myself from that teacher-pupil relationship and see him as an equal," explained the Dillane, who plays Nick Clark on "Fear the Walking Dead.
I couldn't distance myself from it anymore,' she said.
Coun Tim Mayer, who represents Westwood, said on Twitter: "As a newly elected councillor with Jewish and German heritage I completely distance myself from these views.
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 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.
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.
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