|don't borrow trouble
||do not invite their trouble; we have enough trouble
||When I said I was going to help my neighbor get a divorce, Pat said, "Don't borrow trouble."
|don't count your chickens before they hatch
||do not expect all plans to be successful, wait until you get the final results
||"Look at the sales I'm going to make this month - over 50!" "Don't count your chickens... ."
|don't eat that
||do not accept that, do not believe that
||After hearing the report, Ben said, "Don't eat that, guys."
|don't get mad; get even
||do not waste your energy on anger, do get revenge; actions speak louder...
||To the victims he said, "Don't get mad. Get even. Report this to the police."
|don't get me wrong
||do not misunderstand; take it the wrong way
||Don't get me wrong; I love literature, but I hate poetry.
|don't get smart with me
||show more respect, do not talk back
||If you ask why, she'll say, "Don't get smart with me."
|don't give a crap [B]
||do not care at all, do not value it, don't give a damn
||Janis doesn't care if he likes other girls. She said she doesn't give a crap.
|don't give a damn [B]
||do not care, am not interested, give a shit [B]
||Jack's late for class every day and I don't give a damn! He's a big boy now
and it's his business!
|don't give me any of your lip
||do not talk back, do not refuse to do what I ask
||When the boy swore, she said, "Don't give me any of your lip."
|don't give me that line/story etc.
||do not tell me that false story
||Don't give me that line about a cure for the common cold.