what one doesn't know won't hurt one

what (someone) doesn't know won't hurt them

Remaining ignorant or uninformed about something will allow someone to not have to worry about, feel responsible for, or get upset by it. A: "Where are you going?" B: "It's better that you stay in the dark about this. What you don't know won't hurt you." A: "Mom will freak out if she finds out that you took the car without asking!" B: "Of course she will. But what Mom doesn't know won't hurt her."
See also: hurt, know, what
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what one doesn't know won't hurt one

Cliché Unknown facts cannot worry or upset a person. Don't tell me that I have made a mistake. What I don't know won't hurt me. Don't tell him the truth about his missing dog. What he doesn't know won't hurt him.
See also: hurt, know, one, what
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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