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keep/hold somebody at arm’s length

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishkeep/hold somebody at arm’s lengthkeep/hold somebody at arm’s lengthAVOIDto avoid developing a relationship with someone Petra keeps all men at arm’s length to avoid getting hurt. arm
Examples from the Corpus
keep/hold somebody at arm’s lengthEconomic policies kept the Soviet Union and Japan at arm's length during the Cold War.
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