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don't start

A warning that one stop doing or discussing something, usually something unpleasant. A: "Why isn't your husband here helping you pack up the house?" B: "Oh 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.
See also: start
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I believe that you build a house, you start at the bottom, you don't start at the top.
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This result won't make or break our season but if we don't start scoring then we won't be going anywhere.
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