bargepole


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • bargepole — ► NOUN ▪ a long pole used to propel a barge and fend off obstacles. ● would not touch with a bargepole Cf. ↑would not touch with a bargepole …   English terms dictionary

  • bargepole — barge|pole [ˈba:dʒpəul US ba:rdʒpoul] n a long pole used to guide a barge →not touch sb/sth with a bargepole at ↑touch1 (12) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bargepole — noun a long pole used to propel a barge and fend off obstacles. Phrases would not touch someone/thing with a bargepole informal would refuse to have anything to do with someone or something …   English new terms dictionary

  • bargepole — UK [ˈbɑː(r)dʒˌpəʊl] / US [ˈbɑrdʒˌpoʊl] noun I wouldn t touch it/him/her etc with a bargepole British used for emphasizing that you do not want to be involved with a person or situation, or that you advise someone else not to be involved …   English dictionary

  • bargepole — n. a long pole used for punting barges etc. and for fending off obstacles. Phrases and idioms: would not touch with a bargepole refuse to be associated or concerned with (a person or thing) …   Useful english dictionary

  • bargepole — n. long rod used to manually propel or guide a barge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • not touch with a bargepole — To refuse to have anything to do with • • • Main Entry: ↑barge * * * not touch (someone or something) with a bargepole see ↑touch, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑bargepole …   Useful english dictionary

  • wouldn't touch it with a bargepole — (UK) If you wouldn t touch something with a bargepole, you would not consider being involved under any circumstances. (In American English, people say they wouldn t touch it with a ten foot pole) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • would not touch with a bargepole — ► would not touch with a bargepole informal would refuse to have anything to do with. Main Entry: ↑bargepole …   English terms dictionary

  • I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole — I wouldn’t touch it/him/her/etc with a bargepole british phrase used for emphasizing that you do not want to be involved with a person or situation, or that you advise someone else not to be involved Thesaurus: way of saying that you will not do… …   Useful english dictionary

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