Definition of not touch (someone or something) with a bargepoleBritish, informal
- That investment is too risky. I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.
: to bring a bodily part into contact with especially so as to perceive through the tactile sense : handle or feel gently usually with the intent to understand or appreciate
: to put hands upon in any way or degree
: to take into the hands or mouth
: the act or fact of touching
: the special sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin or mucous membrane is perceived
: a specified sensation that arises in response to stimulation of the tactile receptors : feel
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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