cry over spilled milk
phrasal to express vain regrets for what cannot be recovered or undone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cry\ over\ spilled\ milk — • cry over spilled milk • cry over spilt milk • no use crying over spilled milk • no use crying over spilt milk v. phr. informal To cry or complain about something that has already happened; be unhappy about something that cannot be helped. You… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cry over spilled milk — phrasal : to express vain regrets for what cannot be recovered or undone : complain uselessly * * * cry over spilled milk (US) (or chiefly Brit cry over spilt milk) informal : to be upset about something that has happened and that cannot be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cry over spilled milk — or[cry over spilt milk] {v. phr.}, {informal} To cry or complain about something that has already happened; be unhappy about something that cannot be helped. * /After the baby tore up Sue s picture book, Sue s mother told her there was no use… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cry over spilled milk — or[cry over spilt milk] {v. phr.}, {informal} To cry or complain about something that has already happened; be unhappy about something that cannot be helped. * /After the baby tore up Sue s picture book, Sue s mother told her there was no use… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cry over spilled milk — idi to regret what cannot be changed or undone …   From formal English to slang

  • cry\ over\ spilt\ milk — • cry over spilled milk • cry over spilt milk • no use crying over spilled milk • no use crying over spilt milk v. phr. informal To cry or complain about something that has already happened; be unhappy about something that cannot be helped. You… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cry over spilt milk — To waste time in bemoaning what is irreparable • • • Main Entry: ↑cry cry over spilt milk see under ↑cry • • • Main Entry: ↑milk * * * cry over spilt milk phrase to waste time feeling upset about something bad that has happened and cannot be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cry over spilt milk — • it is no use crying over spilt milk • to cry over spilt milk cry or complain about something that has already happened Don t cry over spilt milk. You can never change the past. (from Idioms in Speech) to spend time uselessly regretting… …   Idioms and examples

  • over spilled milk — See: CRY OVER SPILLED MILK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over spilled milk — See: CRY OVER SPILLED MILK …   Dictionary of American idioms

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