give something a wide berth

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.


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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 — See give someone a wide berth …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • 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

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 or something a wide berth — 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. • • • Main Entry: ↑berth give (someone or something) a wide berth see ↑berth, 1 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone/something a wide berth — 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 round. → berth * * * see berth …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • give a wide berth —    If you give someone or something a wide berth, you stay at a prudent distance from them in order to avoid unwanted consequences.     The only way to avoid traffic jams is to give the town centre a wide berth …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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