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  • In the phrase "get a complex," as in "don't get a complex," the word complex is used for it's psychological meaning; a "strong unconscious impulse lying behind an individual's otherwise mysterious condition." When someone says not to "get a complex," they mean that you shouldn't let whatever it is that they are refering to bother you; that is, to the point of creating a deeply rooted psychological problem.

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