bargepole

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bargepole

(ˈbɑːdʒˌpəʊl)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a long pole used to propel a barge
2. not touch with a bargepole informal to refuse to have anything to do with
Translations

bargepole

nBootsstange f; I wouldn’t touch it/him with a bargepole (Brit inf) → von so etwas/so jemandem lasse ich die Finger (inf); (out of disgust, distaste) → das/den würde ich noch nicht mal mit der Kneifzange anfassen (inf)
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Ms Morris, who was a teacher for 18 years, says there are comprehensives she would not touch with a bargepole.
It is schools like that which she particularly wants to help and does not include them among those she would not touch with a bargepole.