crying over spilled milk, it's no good/use

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don't cry over spilled milk

Don't be upset over something that cannot be fixed, often something minor. Don't cry over spilled milk—we already submitted the report, so we can't fix it now. Oh, honey, you just fell down and ripped your stockings. You'll be fine, don't cry over spilled milk.
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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.
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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.
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crying over spilled milk, it's no good/use

Don’t regret what’s done and can’t be helped. That milk once spilled cannot be recovered must have been observed from the first day milk was put into a container. “No weeping for shed milk” appears in two seventeenth-century proverb collections (James Howell, 1659; John Ray, 1678), and the idea is still so well known that the mere words “spilled milk” convey the entire cliché.
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