cry over spilt milk


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cry over spilt milk

To pointlessly lament a misfortune that cannot be undone.
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True, but perhaps if you can't cry over spilt milk, there is an opportunity to laugh about it.
He was talking to media outside parliament on Friday; Mushahid Ullah said that opposition is making hue and cry over spilt milk.
But the explorer joked: "I am not going to cry over spilt milk - or split fingers.