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Ways of saying that you don't want to talk or think about something

how long have you got?

used for saying that it will take a long time to explain something

don’t remind me

used for saying that you do not want to think about something unpleasant that has happened or is going to happen

don’t ask

used for telling someone that you do not want to talk about something because it was not good, pleasant, enjoyable etc

it’s a long story

used for saying that the answer to a particular question would be long and complicated

no reason

used when you do not want to tell someone why you have done something

skip it

used for telling someone that you do not want to talk about something

keep it simple

used for emphasizing that you do not want something to become complicated

perish the thought

used for saying that an idea or suggestion is silly, not acceptable, or not likely to happen

pre-cation

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