cry over spilt milk

cry over spilt milk
cry over spilt milk
To waste time in bemoaning what is irreparable
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Main Entry:cry
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cry over spilt milk see under ↑cry
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Main Entry:milk

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cry over spilt milk phrase
to waste time feeling upset about something bad that has happened and cannot be changed

‘No use crying over spilt milk,’ she said.

Thesaurus: to be, or to become sad, regretful or upsetsynonym
Main entry: cry

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cry over spilt ˈmilk idiom
(BrE) (US cry over spilled ˈmilk) to waste time worrying about sth that has happened that you cannot do anything about

As the saying goes —

it's no use crying over spilt milk

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Main entry:cryidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cry\ over\ spilt\ milk — • cry over spilled milk • cry over spilt milk • no use crying over spilled milk • no use crying over spilt milk v. phr. informal To cry or complain about something that has already happened; be unhappy about something that cannot be helped. You… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cry over spilt milk — cry about small accidents, cry instead of doing    Children drop things and break them. Don t cry over spilt milk …   English idioms

  • cry over spilt milk — • it is no use crying over spilt milk • to cry over spilt milk cry or complain about something that has already happened Don t cry over spilt milk. You can never change the past. (from Idioms in Speech) to spend time uselessly regretting… …   Idioms and examples

  • cry over spilt milk — to waste time feeling upset about something bad that has happened and cannot be changed No use crying over spilt milk, she said …   English dictionary

  • don't cry over spilt milk — When something bad happens and nothing can be done to help it people say, Don t cry over spilt milk …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cry\ over\ spilled\ milk — • cry over spilled milk • cry over spilt milk • no use crying over spilled milk • no use crying over spilt milk v. phr. informal To cry or complain about something that has already happened; be unhappy about something that cannot be helped. You… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cry over spilled milk — phrasal : to express vain regrets for what cannot be recovered or undone : complain uselessly * * * cry over spilled milk (US) (or chiefly Brit cry over spilt milk) informal : to be upset about something that has happened and that cannot be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cry over spilled milk — or[cry over spilt milk] {v. phr.}, {informal} To cry or complain about something that has already happened; be unhappy about something that cannot be helped. * /After the baby tore up Sue s picture book, Sue s mother told her there was no use… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cry over spilled milk — or[cry over spilt milk] {v. phr.}, {informal} To cry or complain about something that has already happened; be unhappy about something that cannot be helped. * /After the baby tore up Sue s picture book, Sue s mother told her there was no use… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cry over spilt milk — dwell pointlessly on past misfortunes …   English contemporary dictionary

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