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cry over spilt milk, don't

Also, no use crying over spilt milk. Don't regret what cannot be undone or rectified, as in The papers you wanted went out in last week's trash, so don't cry over spilt milk. This metaphor for the inability to recover milk once it has been spilled is very old indeed, already appearing as a proverb in James Howell's Paroimiografia (1659). It is sometimes shortened to spilt milk.
See also: cry, spilt
References in classic literature ?
It's no good crying over spilt milk, because all the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it.
Don't wail and carry on now; it's no good cryin' over spilt milk," answered Miranda.
While Lancaster is not the type to cry over spilt milk, he could be forgiven to pointing to the players he is denied the chance of selecting.
Matt Richardson might not be presenting this season's Xtra Factor, but he's not crying over spilt milk.
MATT Richardson won't be presenting this season's Xtra Factor but he's not crying over spilt milk.
True, but perhaps if you can't cry over spilt milk, there is an opportunity to laugh about it.
We booked a table at the hotel's restaurant, Plum and Spilt Milk.
Tipping Sacred Cows: The Uplifting Story of Spilt Milk and Finding Your Own Spiritual Path in a Hectic World is an exploration of spirituality and meaning, and uses the concept of sacred cows and their presence in our lives to explore negativity, how life sours, and how to tip a 'sacred cow' to create a better life.
From eating garbage to f leeing from netas' stables, our cows and buffaloes have left us crying over spilt milk
He was talking to media outside parliament on Friday; Mushahid Ullah said that opposition is making hue and cry over spilt milk.
Kolkata, June 3 ( ANI ): Days after the spot-fixing scandal took the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) by storm, the Indian cricket board's interim boss Jagmohan Dalmiya on Monday said that the image of cricket had certainly taken a beating in light of the recent spot-fixing controversy but added that "we can either cry over spilt milk or do something about it".
With views over King's Cross piazza through its full-length windows, the hotel's restaurant, Plum and Spilt Milk, will serve a range of traditionally inspired cuisine.
THERE'S no point crying over spilt milk as the old saying goes, but Off The Bit can't help but feeling a touch sour that Silviniaco Conti will not run in the King George on Boxing Day.
The problem with this country is that we usually weep over spilt milk and neglect the ways and means to plan things properly in the first place.
She criticised PML-N leadership by saying that they are crying spilt milk not over real issues.