water over the dam

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water over the dam

  1. (idiomatic) An event or set of events which has already happened and cannot be changed.
    • 1942, "One Year of War," Time, 7 Dec.,
      I have two other philosophies. One is: Do the best you can with what you have. The other is: Don't worry about water over the dam.

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