keep one's distance
or keep at a distance phrasal to stay aloof ; maintain a reserved attitude

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  • keep one's distance — index shun Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • keep one's distance — verb stay clear of, avoid Keep your hands off my wife! Keep your distance from this man he is dangerous • Syn: ↑stand back, ↑keep one s eyes off, ↑keep one s hands off, ↑stay away • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep one's distance — {v. phr.} To be cool toward someone; avoid being friendly. * /Mary did not like her co worker, Betty, and kept her distance from her./ Compare: KEEP ONE AT A DISTANCE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's distance — {v. phr.} To be cool toward someone; avoid being friendly. * /Mary did not like her co worker, Betty, and kept her distance from her./ Compare: KEEP ONE AT A DISTANCE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep\ one's\ distance — v. phr. To be cool toward someone; avoid being friendly. Mary did not like her co worker, Betty, and kept her distance from her. Compare: keep one at a distance …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep one's distance — stay far away. ↘maintain one s reserve. → distance …   English new terms dictionary

  • keep one's distance — keep oneself apart, hold oneself at a distance, keep oneself away, stay away …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To keep one's distance — Distance Dis tance, n. [F. distance, L. distantia.] 1. The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place. [1913 Webster] Every particle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • keep one's eyes off — verb stay clear of, avoid Keep your hands off my wife! Keep your distance from this man he is dangerous • Syn: ↑stand back, ↑keep one s distance, ↑keep one s hands off, ↑stay away • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep one's hands off — verb stay clear of, avoid Keep your hands off my wife! Keep your distance from this man he is dangerous • Syn: ↑stand back, ↑keep one s eyes off, ↑keep one s distance, ↑stay away • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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