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arm's-length

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Definition of arm's-length in English:

adjective

[attributive]
Avoiding intimacy or close contact: they maintained an arm’s-length relationship
More example sentences
  • Now this arm's-length relationship has broken down.
  • The majority of entertainment companies, unsure of Microsoft's motives and wary of its cutthroat tactics in the battle for the computer desktop, have preferred to maintain an arm's-length relationship with the software Goliath.
  • The new arm's-length relationship with the GN should also help the commission - and producers - form alliances and raise money from other partnerships and sources, as well.

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