Meaning of “it's no use crying over spilled milk” in the English Dictionary

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"it's no use crying over spilled milk" in British English

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it's no use crying over spilled milk

saying

said to emphasize that it is not useful feeling sorry about something that has already happened:

It's no use crying over spilled milk - he's spent all the money, and there's nothing you can do about it.

(Definition of “it's no use crying over spilled milk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)