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Don't Get Someone Started

What Does "Don't Get Someone Started" Mean?

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"Don't get someone started" is an English idiom. It is used to avoid discussing something because it's likely to make someone upset or passionate about the topic.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "don't get someone started" used in a sentence:
  • I'd complain about the weather, but don't get me started on that.
  • Don't get her started on that movie; she hates it!
  • If you mention politics, don't get him started or he'll never stop.
meaning for don't get someone started

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Don't Get Someone Started" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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