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Don’t get me started

DEFINITION

Invitation to avoid a subject upon which one has a strong opinion. Threaten retribution if someone brings up an uncomfortable subject. (Compare to Hold on.)

“My wife asked me why I don’t like my job and all I could say is ‘Don’t get me started talking about it.’”

 

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