Expression:It’s No Use Crying Over Spilled Milk
Meaning: It’s useless to stay upset in a situation you cannot go back to, so it’s better to move forward with a resolution.
Sentence: She failed her final exam, but she knows that it’s no use crying over spilled milk as she needs to re-enroll and do better next semester.
Situation #1 Dennis accidentally dropped his phone in a deep stream near their camp site. Check out the advice of his friend to him.
Dennis: Oh my gosh I dropped my phone in the stream!
Ben: The stream is ruled by strong current, and I don’t think it’s good for you to swim this time.
Dennis: I hate myself for being careless. I haven’t even completed paying for it. I want to really hurt myself right now!
Ben: It’s no use crying over spilled milk my friend; you have to deal with it. Your life is more important than that smartphone anyway. Just get a new one when you get a new part time job.
Situation #2 Jane tells her friends that she regrets going to the foreign university fair. Find out why 🙂
Jane: I hate myself for letting loose last night.
Dale: Everybody had a great time in the university fair. What happened to you ?
Jane: I lost my wallet perhaps while drinking with the new people I met. I’m not really sure how. I have always been a great student. Why do these things happen? Am I a bad person ?
May: You are not a bad person and having fun once in a while isn’t bad. Dwelling on the bad won’t make you feel better.
Dale: It’s no use crying over spilled milk ; you need to start making reports now and cancel your cards.
May:We will help you with the processing and if you need some cash we can lend you.
Jane: Thank you so much guys. I think I would be okay.