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Arms-length:adj. the description of an agreement made by two parties freely and independently of each other, and without some special relationship, such as being a relative, having another deal on the side. (保持一定距离的,无特殊亲密关系的,按照中国人的思维来讲,就是:既要维持又要避嫌的一种关系。)

例句1:If you are going into business with your friends, make sure you treat them as professionally as you would your arms-length business partners, because the odds are that you’ll fall out with them.  { 例句出处:《剑桥BEC高级真题集第三辑:P19》}


注:fall out with sb:与 … 争吵; 与 … 起纠纷

例句2:If a man sells property to his son the value set may not be the true value since it may not have been an “arm’s length” transaction.

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