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Spilled milk


Persevere. A past problem, accident or embarrassment is of no importance today. The phrase suggests moving on in spite of a setback.¬† Also used as ‘don’t cry over spilled milk.’ (Compare to Water under the bridge.)

“I realize your marriage failed but that is spilled milk, you must look to the future for a better life.”

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