English version

bargepole in Water topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbargepolebarge‧pole /ˈbɑːdʒpəʊl $ bɑːrdʒpoʊl/ noun [countable]  TTWTZa long pole used to guide a barge not touch somebody/something with a bargepole at touch1(12)
Examples from the Corpus
bargepoleComparatively few sophisticated clients will touch licensed dealers with a bargepole.I warned against it at the time, telling investors not to touch it with a bargepole.And Bargepole, as you well know, is generally incapable of standing up.Now that's what I call canvassing! Bargepole I went on a freebie last week and think I am in love again.What is to become of you and Guttersnipe and particularly Bargepole?