not (even) go there

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not (even) go there

To not pursue, explore, or continue a topic of conversation. Used humorously, the phrase usually implies that the speaker has a potentially scandalous, sensitive, or otherwise complicated association with the topic. A: "I heard you once had a crazy party with a bunch of the Hollywood A-listers—what was that like?" B: "Don't even go there. That was a crazy night best left to the imagination!" A: "So, do you ever hear from your ex-husband?" B: "Let's not go there. That divorce trial still gives me a headache!"
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not (even) ˈgo there

(informal) used to say that you do not want to talk about something in any more detail because you do not even want to think about it: We could argue about it all week, so let’s not even go there.‘Didn’t you go on a date with him?’ ‘Don’t even go there!’
See also: go, not, there
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"He talks like he's alright but that's not the truth - but let's not even go there."
It shows plenty of honest LiverpoolElizabeth Bad manners on the road extend an awful lot further than motorcyclists DV, so let's not even go there.
It took me 40 years to find a good woman' I couldn't find a good horse if it bit me on the bottom while wearing a t-shirt saying 'I've got an essay in Timeform'' and good jockeys - let's not even go there.
Peacemakers will be called children of God--so let's not even go there, we of the greatest military might on the planet.