bargepole /ˈbɑːdʒpəʊl/


I. noun

(Brit.) a long pole used to propel a barge and fend off obstacles.
II. phrases

would not touch someone/thing with a bargepole

‹informal› used to express a refusal to have anything to do with someone or something.

relax, I wouldn’t touch you with a bargepole!
snow rafting is potentially so dangerous that no American resort will touch it with a bargepole.

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