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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6 YOU'LL DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM LIVER DISEASE EXCESSIVE drinking puts a lot of pressure on your liver and can lead to cirrhosis of the organ and scarring, which can, in turn, lead to liver cancer.
Make peace if possible, or distance yourself from source, focus elsewhere.
In such cases, please call the Israel Police hotline, 100, and distance yourself from the area until police sappers have finished their tasks.
Displaying favouritism, however, can hurt - there can be profound long-term psychological effects of feeling like the less-loved child, and it's not even necessarily a blessing to be the favourite child either, as having it easy may leave you unprepared for real life and possibly even desperate to distance yourself from a clingy parent, among other things.
In an apparent reference to the requirements of FATF and UNTOC, he advised banks "you can distance yourself from the blacklist by abiding by these regulations."
"If your thoughts are all about how to distance yourself from the failure, you're not going to learn from your mistakes," notes Malkoc, who indicates that, in most real-life situations, people probably have both cognitive and emotional responses to their failures, but the important thing to remember is not to avoid the emotional pain of failing, but to use that pain to fuel improvement.
If there's a friend who is always too keen to burden you with her problems, you can distance yourself from the negativity.
"We would like to remind you to distance yourself from Keake who is a supporter of Taban Deng Gai," he added.
In situation where someone is giving you unnecessary stress, just choose to distance yourself from that person and let the bad spirit melt away.
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Firouzabadi addressed leaders of the Islamic and Arab states whose names are seen in the so-called Saudi anti-terrorism coalition, and said, "You had better inform the world and your people of your decision to distance yourself from this fake anti-terrorism coalition to reveal the Saudis' lies."
And the best way to do this would be to distance yourself from this girl for a while.
Distance yourself from her and keep in your mind that the problem is hers, not yours.
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