barge pole


barge pole
A type of quant pole used to propel a barge through the water

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  • barge pole — /ˈbadʒ poʊl/ (say bahj pohl) noun 1. a pole used to propel a barge. –phrase 2. not touch with a (ten foot or forty foot) barge pole, to have nothing to do with; not to go near. {Phrase Origin: 17th century; originally with reference to a ten foot …   Australian English dictionary

  • barge pole — noun a long pole used to propel or guide a barge I wouldn t touch it with a barge pole • Hypernyms: ↑pole …   Useful english dictionary

  • barge pole — also bargepole PHRASE: V inflects If you say that you wouldn t touch something with a barge pole, you mean that you would not want to have anything to do with it, either because you do not trust it, or because you do not like it. [BRIT, INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • barge pole — noun (C) a long pole used to guide a barge see also: wouldn t touch sth with a bargepole touch 1 (12) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • barge·pole — /ˈbɑɚʤˌpoʊl/ noun, pl poles [count] : a long pole that is used to guide or steer a barge not touch (someone or something) with a bargepole see ↑touch, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • barge pole — n. long rod used to manually propel or guide a barge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • barge-pole — …   Useful english dictionary

  • barge-pole, wouldn't touch it with a —  Will have nothing to do with it …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • I wouldn't touch someone with a barge pole. — I wouldn t touch (someone/something) with a barge pole. British & Australian, informal, American & Australian, informal something that you say which means that you think someone or something is so bad that you do not want to be involved with them …   New idioms dictionary

  • I wouldn't touch something with a barge pole. — I wouldn t touch (someone/something) with a barge pole. British & Australian, informal, American & Australian, informal something that you say which means that you think someone or something is so bad that you do not want to be involved with them …   New idioms dictionary


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