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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SHIRLEY Ballas has said she wouldn't touch Brendan Cole with a barge pole - after claims that he refused to bed her.
I wouldn't touch you with a barge pole - you've more chance of pulling Beyonce
And this is why da kidz wouldn't touch the Dark Lord's karaoke cobblers with a barge pole.
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.
She grabbed hold of the flag when she wanted our votes, but hadn't touched it with a barge pole when it counted.
He obviously dreads to touch Bofors even with a barge pole as it haunts the party men with memories of how the kickbacks of Rs 640 million allegedly paid by the Swedish firm in the deal during late Rajiv Gandhi's regime brought down the Congress government.
The manager here has taken a chance on me when not many other people would have touched me with a barge pole.
SO the mess Ashley has created worsens as even El Tel won't touch us with a barge pole.
The new man will have to be a very strong, respected individual along the lines of Houllier or Hiddink, that's even if they'd touch the job with a barge pole.
No prizes for guessing why no investor would touch the city with a barge pole for the best part of three decades after seeing it.
Initially, when he came out of prison no one would touch him with a barge pole," Martin said.