put some distance between

put some distance between (someone or something)

To move a large distance away from someone or something, especially in order to escape or avoid them or it. We'll need to put some distance between us and that bomb before it explodes! I'm looking to put some distance between myself and those money lenders.
See also: between, distance, put

put some distance between (someone and oneself or something)

to move or travel away from someone or something. Jill and I aren't getting along. I need to put some distance between her and me. I drove fast to put some distance between Max and me.
See also: between, distance, put
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Newcastle United took on Huddersfieldat St James' Park looking to put some distance between themselves and the bottom three against the Premier League's basement club.
Newton-le-Willows put some distance between themselves and the bottom two with a 95-run win over Birkenhead Park.
While the two have now put some distance between themselves and third placed top-flight debutants Visakha - just three points behind Naga - unexpected results could mean a group finish so there is still everything to play for.
We have to try get back up there and put some distance between ourselves and some of the other teams."
City will have the chance to put some distance between themselves and United in the first derby of the season on December 10 and Pep Guardiola will be hoping his side can continue their impressive displays.
In an attempt to put some distance between her and her adult boyfriend, Janelle's parents are sending her to upstate New York, where she is to live with her estranged aunt, uncle, and cousin.
Put some distance between you (and him) and your sister-in-law.
Michelle's imminent decision to take a job on a cruise ship and put some distance between her and her husband is the latest bump in their marriage.
Put some distance between you: It may seem extreme but many people claim living miles away helps the relationship.
CONSETT are looking to complete the second half of a crucial double as they bid to put some distance between themselves and the drop zone.
put some distance between it and the clothing factory, saying the factory was no longer authorized to produce merchandise for the company, the report said.
However, the Koreans' better fitness showed as they scored four more tries to put some distance between them and Hall's side.
Let's hope their Cup replay the following week will be something of a distraction for them as we seek to put some distance between us and teams below us.
PRESIDENT DEMETRIS Christofias yesterday put some distance between himself and his deputy Attorney-general Akis Papasavvas over the teeth implants saga, saying he would never have done something like that.
AFTER last Saturday's epic victory over Tyldesley, Widnes have a real chance to put some distance between themselves and the rest of the chasing pack desperate to get that elusive second place play-off spot.