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Try hard to avoid someone or something:‘a place that Robyn normally avoided like the plague’‘I avoid business lunches like the plague’
- ‘I always advise speakers to avoid cliches like the plague!’
- ‘Many serious dramatic actors seem to avoid romantic comedy like the plague.’
- ‘Both sides will want to avoid defeat like the plague.’
- ‘I have a dangerously addictive personality, which is why I avoid drugs like the plague.’
- ‘Once you apologize, you should avoid the subject like the plague.’
- ‘Abruptly, Shawn realized a reason why Emma had been avoiding him like the plague.’
- ‘I do believe Mobile phones makes us more productive, which is why I avoid them like the plague.’
- ‘Nowadays production companies try to avoid such situations like the plague.’
- ‘In an effort to keep my sanity, I've avoided his speeches like the plague over the last six months.’
- ‘I otherwise try and avoid chain eateries like the plague.’
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