April 11, 2006

water under the bridge

Posted in Idioms at 8:38 am by Feng

water under the bridge — A past occurrence, especially something unfortunate, that cannot be undone or rectified [dict]

In Veronic Mars, Veronic met her ex-boyfriend, Troy. Troy told her that his feelings for her remained unchanged. But Veronic replied, “You are water under the bridge.”


1 Comment »

  1. The point of this expression is you shouldn’t dwell on the past. An event is “water under the bridge” — gone, never to return, so forget about it.

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