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avoid someone/something like the plague

Definition of avoid someone/something like the plague in English:

Try hard to avoid someone or something: a place that Robyn normally avoided like the plague I avoid business lunches like the plague
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  • I have a dangerously addictive personality, which is why I avoid drugs 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.
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