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don't start

Do not even begin to do or discuss something, usually something unpleasant. A: "Why isn't your husband here helping you pack up the house?" B: "Mom, don't start."
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ˌdon’t ˈstart

(also ˌdon’t ˈyou start) (spoken, informal) used to tell somebody not to complain or be critical: Don’t start! I told you I’d be late.
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