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cry over spilt milk

To be upset over something that cannot be fixed, often something minor. Please calm down, you're just crying over spilt milk. We already submitted the report, so we can't fix it now. A: "Why is Hannah so upset?" B: "Oh, she's just crying over spilt milk. She just fell down and ripped her stockings—she'll be fine."
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cry over spilt (or spilled) milk

lament or make a fuss about a misfortune that has happened and that cannot be changed or reversed.
See also: cry, milk, over, spilt
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It's no good crying over spilt milk, because all the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it.
There's no use crying over spilt milk, the gentleman Gilas Pilipinas coach said yesterday after learning that Paul Lee will be out of the national team.
THERE'S no point crying over spilt milk as Dame Barbara Windsor bows out as EastEnder's matriarch Peggy Mitchell.
From eating garbage to f leeing from netas' stables, our cows and buffaloes have left us crying over spilt milk
I wanted to be there until the very end but there's no use crying over spilt milk," he said.
He said: "I wanted to be there until the very end but there's no use crying over spilt milk.
The Icecreamists has responded to the threatened legal action on its website, with company founder Matt O'Connor stating, "The fact that the world's biggest superstar is now prosecuting the world's smallest ice cream parlour, is akin to the actions of a big baby, rocking in a corner with some wet wipes crying over spilt milk.
There is no point in crying over spilt milk and the two games that we lost.
But these will be the headlines in the coming months and it is no use crying over spilt milk.
I'm not crying over spilt milk but it was agonisingly close to the summit.
Shares in Dairy Crest sunk 18pc yesterday after the loss of a major contract with supermarket giant Tesco left investors crying over spilt milk and growing concern for dairy farmers.
LIZ, Nuneaton A NO use crying over spilt milk, Liz.
If it was not for a rock-solid performance from ther senior statesman of the team, keeper David Seaman, (68 caps), we would all be definitely crying over spilt milk.
With quality combined with 20 percent savings for new parents in these leak-proof liners, there won't be any crying over spilt milk this Mother's Day.
MATT Richardson won't be presenting this season's Xtra Factor but he's not crying over spilt milk.