Definition of bargepole noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bargepole

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːdʒpəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrdʒpoʊl//
 
 
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Idioms
not touch somebody/something with a bargepole(British English)(North American English not touch somebody/something with a ten-foot pole)
 
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(informal) to refuse to get involved with somebody/something or in a particular situation Personally, I wouldn’t touch him or his business with a bargepole.