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Daemon
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don't go there

Don't get into that topic of conversation; I don't want to talk about that. Used humorously, the phrase usually implies that the speaker has a potentially scandalous, sensitive, or otherwise complicated association with the topic. More...

WeaselADAPT
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I have so many "Don't go there!" episodes to avoid – a conversational minefield, I am!

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KSPavan
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don't go there — Don't get into that topic of conversation; I don't want to talk about that. Used humorously, the phrase usually implies that the speaker has a potentially scandalous, sensitive, or otherwise complicated association with the topic.
Adyl Mouhei
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Don't go there

An idiotic phrase that's recently gained mainstream appeal meant to express displeasure about the direction of a conversation. Originally used by poor urban black women and ghetto queens.
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Emel Rapchan
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taurine
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:30:56 PM

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Don't go in French can be said as 'vous n'allez pas'. If somebody applied a sticker to a document, for a person speaking in certain central European language could bring a different meaning. Workers at the post office seem to be excelling at this sort of practice, according to a certain partially confidential, that is, unreported, criminal report.



Come quick, Max. Look quick!
See that little frog.
Don't you see it?
Watch! It will jump.
Come here, Lad.
Don't go there.
Pull him back, Max.
See the frog jump into the water.

The Haliburton Primer, by M.W. Haliburton, published in 1911, page 82.



Meine treue deine hande. Herzogtum.
Wilmar (USA)
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don't go there — Don't get into that topic of conversation; I don't want to talk about that. Used humorously, the phrase usually implies that the speaker has a potentially scandalous, sensitive, or otherwise complicated association with the topic.
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