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
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
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)
Don't cry over spilled milk, the clock is easy to fix.
It only cost me five bucks,no need to cry over spilled milk.
Professional Examples (Advance)
While I wouldn't suggest we start crying over spilled milk, I would like to implement some procedures is to avoid this happening again.
Some of the stock is damaged but there's no use crying over spilled milk.
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