"a wide berth"
a reasonable distance from someone or something, usually in order to avoid someone or something
Related words and phrases:
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: I would avoid the boss this morning if I were you.
Colleague 2: What is he upset about this time?
Colleague 1: Who knows but he is yelling and screaming at anyone who comes in his path.
Colleague 2: Thanks for the warning. I will be sure to give the boss a wide berth for the rest of the day.
A father is giving his daughter a driving lesson ...
Father: And when there is a bicycle lane on the right, allow a wide berth between your car and any bicycles you might encounter.
Daughter: How much space should I allow?
Father: Try to give as much space as you can while staying in your own lane.
Daughter: I sure wouldn't want to hit a bicyclist.
There is no gerund form for a wide berth.
1) ... seem to be many unresolved issues with them and I would give them a wide berth.
2) If you must continue, take a detour and give the bear a wide berth. Bears can cover large distances in a relatively short period of time, so ...
3) I wouldn't say it's easy but it allows for a wide berth for experimentation.
4) Wildlife should be given a wide berth and bells are a good idea to announce your presence.
5) ... say that I never had heard anything like that before. I took a wide berth and slowly walked past the area making sure not to start running again until I ...
6) ... editors just want to take an arm's length approach and give writers a wide berth without taking proactive steps to shape their publication's editorial direction.
7) A barrier was put up to create a wide berth between the terror supporters and civilized people visiting the Museum.
8) Knowing how clumsy I am, perhaps I should have kept a wide berth.
9) Once inside, I wanted to remain clean and I gave drugs a wide berth, but that can make you unpopular. My time in prison was not easy.
10) Gun control is a topic traditionally given a wide berth during an election year.
11) ... going near the settlement and the police and troops happily gave the area a wide berth.
12) ... or third car can not see me on my bike and give me a wide berth.
13) Give them a wide berth for a while and gather your senses.
14) Everyone knew to give the big man a wide berth. Maybe it was his size that filled strangers with caution.
15) ... need to be studied and explained, and he cites examples that cover a wide berth in European history and culture.
16) Do you think there's there a fine line or a wide berth between being enchanting and being manipulative?
17) ... was rearranging a few other PCI cards so as to give the GPU a wide berth on either side, which then enabled me to re-seat it better.
18) The black flag! That's the plague flag. Give them a wide berth.
19) ... a tendency to see the good in everyone and everything -- to allow a wide berth for error, for ourselves and others.
20) Fortunately the bed was a presidential-size. Giving the cat a wide berth, Reno lay down on his back and gazed up at the ceiling.