give someone a wide berth

give someone a wide berth
give (someone/something) a wide berth to avoid someone or something.

I try to give the city centre a wide berth on a Saturday.

If she's in a bad mood I tend to give her a wide berth.


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  • give someone a wide berth — give someone/something/a wide berth informal phrase to avoid someone or something People tend to give him a wide berth because he looks so strange. Thesaurus: to avoid doing something, or to avoid somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone a wide berth — give something a wide berth they learned to give those gang members a wide berth Syn: avoid, shun, keep away from, stay away from, steer clear of, keep at arm s length, have nothing to do with; dodge, sidestep, circumvent, skirt around …   Thesaurus of popular words

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  • give something a wide berth — give someone/something/a wide berth informal phrase to avoid someone or something People tend to give him a wide berth because he looks so strange. Thesaurus: to avoid doing something, or to avoid somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • give something a wide berth — give (someone/something) a wide berth to avoid someone or something. I try to give the city centre a wide berth on a Saturday. If she s in a bad mood I tend to give her a wide berth …   New idioms dictionary

  • wide berth — If you give someone a wide berth, you keep yourself well away from them because they are dangerous …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • wide berth —    If you give someone a wide berth, you keep yourself well away from them because they are dangerous.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Wide berth —   If you give someone a wide berth, you keep yourself well away from them because they are dangerous …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • give a wide berth — give (someone/something) a wide berth to avoid someone or something. I try to give the city centre a wide berth on a Saturday. If she s in a bad mood I tend to give her a wide berth …   New idioms dictionary

  • give a wide berth — steer (a ship) well clear of something while passing it ships are advised to give a wide berth to the Outer Banks ■ figurativestay away from someone or something I d sworn to give women a wide berth * * * give (someone or something) a wide berth …   Useful english dictionary

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