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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, 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.
Don't wail and carry on now; it's no good cryin' over spilt milk," answered Miranda.
Meanwhile, questioning the legal significance of the Enforcement Directorate filing a charge sheet in Mallya's absence, senior advocate KTS Tulsi said there is no confirmation on when the accused will return to India, adding that these occurrences signify 'crying over spilt milk.
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.
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.
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.
She criticised PML-N leadership by saying that they are crying spilt milk not over real issues.
But it is one of those things, you cannot cry over spilt milk, you have just to take it on the chin.
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.