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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."
See also: cry, milk, over, spilt

don't cry over spilled milk

Don't be upset over something that cannot be fixed. Said especially of something trivial or minor. Oh, honey, you just ripped your stockings a little. You'll be fine—don't cry over spilled milk. Don't go crying over spilled milk. We already submitted the report, so we can't fix it now.
See also: cry, milk, over, spill

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
References in classic literature ?
It's no good crying over spilt milk, because all the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it."
I'm always very positive and used to say: "There's no use crying over spilt milk", but that changed the day I actually spilt the last of my milk due to physical and emotional exhaustion.
There is no point in crying over spilt milk. The country has been burdened with heavy debt which will have to be paid back.
Wasps v Leinster Pool 1, tomorrow 3.15pm LEO CULLEN knows as well as anyone that there is no point in crying over spilt milk.
He said: "She did it nicely at the Curragh, and while she's up another 3lb there's no point crying over spilt milk, and she's going to be trying for her life again.
Now, it is no use crying over spilt milk. It is not easy to bounce back after what happened,' he told reporters at his residence in Telok Kalong here today.
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.
From eating garbage to f leeing from netas' stables, our cows and buffaloes have left us crying over spilt milk
Now there is no point crying over spilt milk. The poor child is dead and my sympathy and condolence goes to the child's family.
"It's no use crying over spilt milk. They are now facing the consequences of the policies they pursued over the last five years," the QWP leader remarked.
"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." Starr, who has had bypass surgery, had been undergoing tests after he was taken ill two hours after a stomach-churning challenge.
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. In this case, breast 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.