it's no good/use crying over spilt milk

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(it's/there's) no good crying over spilt milk

It does no good to get upset over a bad decision or unfortunate event that has already come to pass and cannot be changed. We were pretty disappointed to have lost the championship game, but there's no good crying over spilt milk. We just have to train harder for next season! I know you really wanted that job, but you weren't hired, so it's no good crying over spilt milk now. I was such a fool to take out that second mortgage. Oh well, no good crying over spilt milk!
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(it's/there's) no use crying over spilt milk

It does no good to get upset over a bad decision or unfortunate event that has already come to pass and cannot be changed. We were pretty disappointed to have lost the championship game, but there's no use crying over spilt milk. We just have to train harder for next season! I know you really wanted that job, but you weren't hired, so it's no use crying over spilt milk now. I was such a fool to take out that second mortgage. Oh well, no use crying over spilt milk!
See also: crying, milk, no, over, spilt, use

It's no use crying over spilled milk.

 and Don't cry over spilled milk.
Prov. Do not be upset about making a mistake, since you cannot change that now. I know you don't like your new haircut, but you can't change it now. It's no use crying over spilled milk. OK, so you broke the drill I lent you. Don't cry over spilled milk.
See also: crying, milk, no, over, spill, use

it's no use crying over spilled milk

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there's no use crying over spilled milk

If you say it's no use crying over spilled milk or there's no use crying over spilled milk, you mean that people should not worry or be upset about things that have happened and cannot be changed. Note: `Spilled' can also be spelled `spilt' in British English. It didn't work out, but there you go. It's no use crying over spilt milk. Note: This expression is very variable, for example no use can be replaced by no good or no point. Often, the expression is said without it's or there's. Oh well, it's done now. No point crying over spilt milk.
See also: crying, milk, no, over, spill, use

it’s no good/use crying over spilt ˈmilk

(saying) it is a waste of time worrying, complaining or feeling sad about something which is done and cannot be changed: His decision to resign was disappointing, but it’s no use crying over spilt milk. We need to concentrate on finding someone to replace him.
See also: crying, good, milk, no, over, spilt, use
References in classic literature ?
It's no good crying over spilt milk, because all the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it."
But it's done and it's no good crying over spilt milk, though I think Gemma should be entirely honest and tell her girlfriends what a terrible let down her first adventure was.
"My dad always said 'it's no good crying over spilt milk, go and find another cow'."