Learn English Online| Daily Expression”It’s No Use Crying Over Spilled Milk ”|11talk
A lot of people love to dwell on being upset, so the best thing to do is be there to remind them that dwelling long on this will just make everything worse. You need to tell them that “It’s no use crying over spilled milk’.
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.