Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know

ten-foot pole

Slang definitions & phrases for ten-foot pole
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for ten-foot pole
Historical Examples
  • 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

Word of the Day

Word Value for ten

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for ten-foot pole