go near (someone or something)

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go near (someone or something)

To approach someone or something. Often used in the negative as a warning for one to avoid someone or something. You kids better not go near those cookies I made for the bake sale! Please don't go near the baby if you're sick.
See also: go, near
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go near (to) someone or something

to approach someone or something. Don't go near Sue. She's got chicken pox. Now, don't go near the water!
See also: go, near
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Strickland would not go near them, not from any affectation of stoicism, for I found him seated on a three-legged stool when I went into the studio one day and he was alone, but because he did not like them.
President Rodrigo Duterte, a self-confessed womanizer, said that priests will court ladies if they go near them as part of the nature of being a man.
To summarise, then, speaking to BBC Radio London, Lily concluded: "If you want to be an artist don't go near them, but if you want to be famous I am all for it." Gottit?
Well not only did he go near them, when he clocked the state of them, he got a set of tongs and yanked out the insoles much to her shock and embarrassment.
As for the balconies, you don't need to go near them because the shops are on the other side of the walkways.
Idowu (above) may have to go near them to get to the Olympic Village.