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go there

This page is about the conversational phrase go there

Meaning

to mention something, esp. something that could upset someone or cause an argument

For example

  • "Isn't one of his children gay?"
    "Yes, but I wouldn't go there if I were you. He gets pretty upset if it's mentioned."

  • "I'll bring up the need for gun control."
    "You can go there if you like, but they won't listen. They're all right-wing gun lovers."

Quick Quiz

When I mentioned her childhood, she said, "Let's not go there." She didn't want to

a. go to her childhood home

b. go back in time to her childhood

c. talk about her childhood

Contributor: Matt Errey