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Meaning of “water under the bridge” in the English Dictionary

"water under the bridge" in British English

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water under the bridge

problems that someone has had in the past that they do not ​worry about because they ​happened a ​longtime ago and cannot now be ​changed: Yes, we did have ​ourdisagreements but that's water under the ​bridge now.
(Definition of water under the bridge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"water under the bridge" in American English

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water under the bridge

something that ​happened in the past and cannot now be ​changed: Yes, we did have ​ourdisagreements, but that’s water under the ​bridge.
(Definition of water under the bridge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “water under the bridge”
in Chinese (Simplified) 已成往事,不可改变的既成事实…
in Chinese (Traditional) 已成往事,不可改變的既成事實…
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