I wouldn't touch something with a barge pole.


I wouldn't touch something with a barge pole.
I wouldn't touch (someone/something) with a barge pole. British & Australian, informal, American & Australian, informal something that you say which means that you think someone or something is so bad that you do not want to be involved with them in any way.

If I were you, I wouldn't touch that property with a barge pole.


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