barge pole


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Noun1.barge pole - a long pole used to propel or guide a bargebarge pole - a long pole used to propel or guide a barge; "I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole"
pole - a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
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barge pole

n I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole (fam) (revolting) → non lo toccherei nemmeno con un dito; (risky) → girerei alla larga
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We daren't touch what you propose with a barge pole; and so far from wanting you in the old party, we'd rather you ran your own risk by yourself.
Morelos has seen red five times this term - one of which was rescinded - and Souness is convinced big clubs won't touch him with a barge pole.
"It is a self-defeating form of Brexit, which no self-respecting Parliament should touch with a barge pole" - Former minister and pro-EU Tory MP Jo Johnson, warning that it could lead to a worse Conservative defeat than that of 1997.
But as the PTI and PPP wouldnt touch PML-N with a barge pole the idea of a national government seems unrealistic.
SHIRLEY Ballas has said she wouldn't touch Brendan Cole with a barge pole - after claims that he refused to bed her.
Anyway, I wouldn't touch you with a barge pole.' Ed pulled a wounded face.
McCall wouldn't have touched half this squad with an electried barge pole. squad with an electried barge pole.
And this is why da kidz wouldn't touch the Dark Lord's karaoke cobblers with a barge pole. They're watching Strictly.
But on Friday night I was speaking to BBC Wales and suggested that seven games were bankers, and three you wouldn't touch with a barge pole. United was one of those games I wouldn't have gone near.
She grabbed hold of the flag when she wanted our votes, but hadn't touched it with a barge pole when it counted.