avoid (someone or something) like the plague

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Definition of avoid (someone or something) like the plague

informal
: to stay away as much as possible from (someone or something)

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“Avoid (someone or something) like the plague.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avoid%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20like%20the%20plague. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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