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

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

proverb 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!
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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
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