don't ask

don’t ask spoken phrase
used for telling someone that you do not want to talk about something because it was not good, pleasant, enjoyable etc

‘How was your day at work?’ ‘Don’t ask.’

Thesaurus: ways of saying that you don't want to talk or think about somethingsynonym
Main entry: ask

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don't ask
informal
— used to say that something is too strange, embarrassing, or complicated to explain

“She married and divorced a man in the same day? How is that possible?” “Don't ask.”

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Main Entry:ask

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ˌdon't ˈask idiom
(informal) if you say don't ask to sb, you mean that you do not want to reply to their question, because it would be awkward, embarrassing, etc.

‘And what did he do then?’ ‘Don't ask!’

Main entry:askidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • don't ask me — I do not know. Who s in charge around here? Don t ask me. How would I know? He stole his neighbor s underwear once. Don t ask me why. Related vocabulary: go figure …   New idioms dictionary

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