barge pole


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a long pole used to propel or guide a barge

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The insider added: "Shirley thinks the allegations are ridiculous and friends say she wouldn't touch him with a barge pole.
WARREN Gatland has lit the fuse under a potentially explosive Triple Crown clash in Dublin by admitting he was warned: "Don't touch Eddie O'Sullivan with a barge pole.
But, perhaps there are good reasons that Western firms will not touch these places with a ten foot barge pole.
As always, we would say: Don't touch these things with a barge pole.
I'm not being coy about this, but I wouldn't have touched this movie with a barge pole if it was some exploitative, trashy tome about the Clintons.
I DOUBT Paul Doolin would touch Bray Wanderers with a barge pole as it would represent a serious climbdown.
And speaking of the washing basket, I'm sure there must be a Euro rule that prohibits the handling of my teenage athletes' kit bags without a hazmat suit and a barge pole.
From now on, even the quick-buck 'vulture capitalists' ' will think twice about touching the euro zone with the proverbial barge pole.
Strikes me the only winners here are Wella who will be raking it in - well at least until England luck out of Euro 2012 - then, of course, it will be seen as The Gel that Trashed England's Chances and no one will touch it with a barge pole.
Personally, I wouldn't touch either kebab or curry with a barge pole unless it was, in the case of the curry, home-made.
For me I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole but there are advantages as it can make people feel confident.
At the moment, they wouldn't touch him with a barge pole.
It's a shocking price that should not be touched with a barge pole, but value seekers will be pleased to see that with England taking so much out of Bet365's book there are eye-catching prices elsewhere.
The fact that the majority of independent schools in this country chose not to touch these tests, or KS2 ones, with a barge pole, and yet continued to produce good GCSE and A Level results and be popular with parents, might have hinted to a less blinkered department that there were possibilities beyond their Key Stage ken.
After watching the inept display by the English team against Croatia, I am amazed anyone would touch them with a barge pole.