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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In a post-earnings research note titled "In This Case, It's Okay to Cry over Spilt Milk," JPMorgan analyst Ken Goldman says Dean Foods announced Q4 earnings below consensus, the suspension of its dividend, the suspension of guidance, and a strategic review.
Fury, who was fighting for the third time in three years, said: "It is what it is, I'm not going to cry over spilt milk."
Politicians who have supported PFI schemes in Parliament can't 'cry over spilt milk' when the very same schemes then affect their own areas.
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. The Senator added that opposition is making noise over his (Chaudhry Nisar's) minor mistake.