water under the bridge


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water under the bridge

something that has happened and cannot be changed I should probably have asked for more money when I was offered the job, but hey, that's water under the bridge now.
See also: bridge, water

water under the bridge

A past occurrence, especially something unfortunate, that cannot be undone or rectified: All that is now just water under the bridge.
See also: bridge, water
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It seems to me, Mr Stevenson, that the damage is done and it is now all water under the bridge.
He said: "I accept Scott's apology and as far as I'm concerned it's water under the bridge.
There's a lot of water under the bridge but I apologised for a few things and he apologised for a few things.
Mayock, who clinched the European indoor title, finished the race covered in bruises after he and the second-placed Spaniard clashed, but Mayock admitted: "It's water under the bridge.
Kenny said: "Words were said back then but you have to move on in life and ensure some things become water under the bridge.
There's been a lot of water under the bridge since but there's something about the couple that continues to command our attention.
There were those of us who questioned that relevance from its very inception,but with that water under the bridge,only a churl would say `told you so' at such a sombre moment.
That rule has since been changed, opening the door for John Mitchell to succeed Wayne Smith, and the NZRFU insist the matter is water under the bridge.
They've said their apologies and they both used the same phrase to describe their rocky past - water under the bridge.