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ten-foot pole

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • There isna anither lass i' Zorra that wad touch ye with a ten-foot pole.

  • You won't be able to touch him with a ten-foot pole after that.

    Dikes and Ditches Oliver Optic
  • "They wouldn't touch Mr. William Oliver wid a ten-foot pole," said Mrs. Cudahy proudly.

    Saturday's Child Kathleen Norris
  • I don't suppose he'd touch my Bill or my Ann Lizy with a ten-foot pole.

    Gretchen Mary J. Holmes
  • I confess I couldn't touch the Major with a ten-foot pole, any more than you could go North and get the cash.

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • You may admire as much as you please; but you can't touch 'em with a ten-foot pole.

    Marion Berkley Elizabeth B. Comins
  • I had written a book and couldn't get it published; couldn't get anybody to touch it with a ten-foot pole.

    Stranded in Arcady Francis Lynde
  • "Couldn't touch that with a ten-foot pole," said he pleasantly.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • Next time I'll have 'em made to measure with a ten-foot pole instead of a yardstick.

    A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
  • As the Yankees say, you 'wouldn't touch me with a ten-foot pole.'

    Robin Frances Hodgson Burnett

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