keep at arm's length
see at arm's length.
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To his critics, he explained—sometimes at painful length—his reasoning against it.
Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.
“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” she continued.
I think if you keep trying to do things the same way it becomes diminishing returns.
At St. Barnabas Hospital, Pellerano was listed in stable condition with wounds to his chest and arm.
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
In Spain he was regarded as the right arm of the ultra-clericals and a possible supporter of Carlism.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
These sections also have vibrations of their own which are of shorter length and more rapid motion.
Besides this fundamental or primary vibration, the movement divides itself into segments, or sections, of the entire length.