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hold someone or something at bay / keep someone or something at bayidiom

  • ja寄せつけない
  • ento prevent someone or something from coming too close or attacking

Examples

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This ring signifies my Tony Award.
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This ring is to signify my BAFTA.
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This ring is to keep the ladies at bay, yeah?
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It's full of vitamin B12.
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And if you're in a malaria zone, apparently,
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eating a doily dose of this will help keep the mosquitoes at bay.
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- Which must mean that it's really good for you. - Hard to believe.
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You never know what you're gonna say sitting in these chairs, do you?
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No, no, so...
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- What do you want me to say about that, Ellen? - I don't know.
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Spermy has so far been held at bay.
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Okay, good.