Not darken the door of - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
not darken the door of (some place) (redirected from not darken the door of)
not darken the door of (some place)
To not go or never return to some place. I heard the Justice Department is dropping the case, so it looks like he won't darken the door of the courthouse anytime soon. I haven't darkened the door of a church since I was 10 years old.
not darken somewhere's door or
not darken somewhere's doorstep OLD-FASHIONED
If someone never goes to a place, you can say that they do not darken its door or do not darken its doorstep. He had not darkened the door of a church for a long time. Plenty more cases never darken the doorstep of a courthouse. Note: The image here is of someone's dark shadow falling across the door.
References in periodicals archive
The prospect of spending time apart has had its effect on her and she's determined to be a proper mother and not darken the door of
the court again.
David Swit of Washington Business Information had been an unsuccessful bidder for the newsletter, felt he'd been done wrong somehow, and sued everyone in sight--including Frank--three different times until a judge finally told him to leave and not darken the door of
his court again.
The people who carry out these acts are allegedly acting on behalf of their religion, but these people would not darken the door of
any church - they have no affiliation with religion.