give (someone or something) a wide berth

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Definition of give (someone or something) a wide berth

: to avoid or stay away from (someone or something) I could see that she was in a bad mood, so I gave her a wide berth.

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give (someone or something) a/the once-over

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give (someone) pause

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“Give (someone or something) a wide berth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20a%20wide%20berth. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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