Idiom of the week- Keep someone/something at arm’s length
Posted by englishlessons on March 7, 2012
keep someone/something at such a distance that physical or social contact is discouraged
To avoid a conflict of interest, we need to keep them at arm’s length.
The legislators are supposed to keep the lobbyists at arm’s length.
Hold out your arms in front of you. If you maintain that distance, you can’t get too close to another person.
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