To keep at arm's length

Definition of To keep at arm's length

to keep at a distance (literally or figuratively); not to allow to come into close contact or familiar intercourse.
- Tennyson.
See under Arm, n.

See also: Arm Keep

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To hold water
To hoof it
To hook on
To hug one's self
To hunt counter
To hurry up
To hush up
To impose on
To improve on
To indorse in blank
To inform against
To join battle
To jump a claim
To jump at
To jump one's bail
To jump the gun
To keel over
To keep (a person) on a short leash
To keep a stiff upper lip
To keep an eye on
-To keep at arm's length-
To keep back
To keep company with
To keep counsel
To keep dark
To keep down
To keep from
To keep good hours
To keep house
To keep in the background
To keep in with
To keep on
To keep one's distance
To keep one's hand in
To keep one's head above water
To keep one's nose to the grindstone
To keep open house
To keep pace with
To keep quarter
To keep school
To keep shady
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