run a mile

run a mile (informal) (to try very hard to avoid a particular situation or a person because you don't want to deal with them) -- бежать как от огня, избегать, не желать чего-л.

Example: So are you and Gary going to have children?" "He'd run a mile if I even suggested getting a dog."

see also
[avoid like the plague]
[steer clear]
[not touch sth with a ten-foot pole]
[give sb a wide berth]
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