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To mention or discuss a potentially scandalous, sensitive, or otherwise complicated topic. Often used in the negative. Steve: "I heard you once had a crazy party with a bunch of the Hollywood A-listers—what was that like?" John: "Don't go there, Steve, that was a crazy night best left to the imagination!" I can't believe he went there and asked Eva about her divorce in the middle of the dinner party!
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go there

to begin a discussion of something; to take up a certain topic. (Similar to go into something. Often in the negative. This has nothing to do with traveling or going to a place.) A: How are things going at your place of business? B: Please! I don't want to go there. We don't have time to discuss your health problems, so let's not go there.
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go there

refer to that particular (potentially embarrassing) subject. Usually used in the negative.
2004 Adam Roberts The Amateur Gourmet I, too, had a bad experience at Agnes and Muriel's (food poisoning from the pot roast, but let's not go there).
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You just need to get that one glimpse, and just go there.
You go there and you could just sit by the pool all day, watch him carve around it, and there's pieces of coping flying everywhere.
Fred's just putting it all together right now, and I guess when we're done with this I'll go there and see it.
I would go there because I like to enjoy all the good times.