Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

don't cry over (spilled/spilt) milk

cry over spilled milkdon't cry over spilt milk
Meaning(s)
1) don't get emotional or don't panic (over a small incident)
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    • don't cry over spilled milk, it's easy to fix
  • Analysis
    The idiom 'don't cry over spilled milk' is a reminder not to overreact to small problems that have uncomplicated solutions. You will often hear this idiom used in a situation where someone breaks or destroys something and is overly apologetic or upset. This is an idiom you can hear in professional and social contexts. 
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Don't cry over spilled milk, the clock is easy to fix.
    2. It only cost me five bucks, no need to cry over spilled milk.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. While I wouldn't suggest we start crying over spilled milk, I would like to implement some procedures is to avoid this happening again.
    2. Some of the stock is damaged but there's no use crying over spilled milk.
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