Definition of at arm's length in English:

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at arm's length

Away from the body, with the arm fully extended: I held the telephone at arm’s length
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  • After weeks and weeks of blurred vision and of holding books and paper at arm's length, the whole world, near and far, leapt into sharp focus once more.
  • You're wondering if there will be enough room even to hold your book at arm's length above shoulder level and squint at the small type on the train.
  • I give him a cheque, at arm's length, but can't find my guarantee card.
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