Avoid-like-the-plague Definition


(simile, idiomatic) To shun, or evade if at all possible.

Cliché should be avoided like the plague.
I'm one of those people who avoids confrontations like the plague.

Origin of Avoid-like-the-plague

  • From St Jerome: Avoid, as you would the plague, a clergyman who is also a man of business.

    From Wiktionary

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