Meaning of avoid someone or something like the plague in English:

avoid someone or something like the plague


  • Try hard to avoid someone or something.

    ‘a place that Robyn normally avoided like the plague’
    • ‘I avoid business lunches like the plague’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many serious dramatic actors seem to avoid romantic comedy like the plague.’
    • ‘Once you apologize, you should avoid the subject like the plague.’
    • ‘In an effort to keep my sanity, I've avoided his speeches like the plague over the last six months.’
    • ‘I always advise speakers to avoid cliches like the plague!’
    • ‘Both sides will want to avoid defeat like the plague.’
    • ‘Nowadays production companies try to avoid such situations like the plague.’
    • ‘I otherwise try and avoid chain eateries like the plague.’