put some distance between someone and someone/something

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: distance, put

put some distance between someone and someone/something

tv. to lengthen the distance or time between oneself and someone or something (including a place). She needed enough money to put some distance between herself and her hometown.