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  • "The girls wouldn't touch him with 10 foot barge poles." の意味は?

     

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    BBCのコメディ『Only Fools And Horses』を題材にして、ETC英会話のコリン先生のレッスンを受けています。

    弟のロドニーがジェニスとデート中。兄のデルがジェニスにこう言います。

     「ジェニス、君はロドニーのアザが気にならないのかい?」
     「何のあざ?」
     「体中にあるだろう。」

    さて、このロドニーのあざは、いつ付いたとデルは言っているでしょう。

     
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    - Oi Janice, you mind his bruises, won't you?
    - What bruises?
    - He's covered in them, it's where the girls keep on pushing him away with ten foot barge poles.
     
     
    Ten foot barge pole. On the old boats, they used to use a long pole, so he’s so unpopular to girls keeping him in the distance. That’s the meaning to it. So, using barge pole, I wouldn’t buy that car with... I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. The car is old and not very useful on a sale. I wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole. Do you understand?

    That soccer, he is no good. We don’t wanna take him on. I wouldn’t touch him with a barge pole. He is no good, hopeless.

    - Always, 10, 10 foot of ?

    Well, I wouldn’t touch him with ten foot barge pole, it give us the distance, give you the knowledge of length, feeling of further still. “I wouldn’t touch him with a barge pole”, you don’t know how long the barge pole is. But if you hear ten foot, you get the feeling of the length and distance, you see.

    - Oh, 10 foot is length?

    10 foot, yeah. Well, 3 foot is one yard. So, 10 foot, it’s one and two thirds of me.

    - What?

    One and two thirds of me.

    - OK, You height, right?

    I am five feet nine.

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