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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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All of us started hanging out, partying, and before too long I realized, This girl is really neat, but she's in a serious relationship, and I'm not gonna even go there. My husband left me for another woman, so there was a lot of baggage I didn't want to bring into her life.
That's why I think many European skaters have already thought, "Oh, I don't want to go there," or just going over there for a while and nothing happens--even people are talking about, "Yeah, it's going to happen.
I will go there in a couple of weeks for her graduation where she will come into the Air Force.
So why would I go there trying to do these Black plays?
You'd just have to go there. It can't be described, It's a beautiful place.
You can figure out what they're doing, where they're going, and when they go there you can kill them.
Just go there Now I know why American pros disappear in Australia.
"Be carful," "You better get shots," "You might get shot!," and even "Don't go there!" All was spooked to the point of saying he wasn't going to go to South Africa under any circumstances.
It's like Phelps told me, "When you ride the white wave, eventually you wash up on the beach." Seriously, to you younger readers, don't go there, I've seen it ruin great men.
If you go to a spot and there are a lot of kids skating, you go there, you start skating, and all of a sudden the kids stop skating.
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.