To avoid: We had better fight shy of the chaos in the Balkans (1821+)
I dare say he advises you to fight shy of me, and that sort of thing, eh?
Was I to fight shy of him, or set to work, as it were, in opposition to him?
For a while I do fight shy of it, till I get off my guard and think I am quite safe.
It is because my enemies know I carry this that they fight shy of me.
Robert cried querulously, "I don't want to fight shy of a simple question."
I know the danger; I see it and I tell myself that I must fight shy of it.
I only hope theyve had enough of it, and will fight shy of our camp the rest of the night, ventured Jerry.
We want a stomach that will not fight shy of any wholesome thing.
All we can be sure about is that we want to fight shy of that country over there.
The children had learned by many bitter lessons to fight shy of him.