water under the bridge

noun
past events to be put aside
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let bygones be bygones

Syn: ↑bygone
Derivationally related forms: ↑bygone (for: ↑bygone)
Hypernyms: ↑past, ↑past times, ↑yesteryear

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water under the bridge
1. Experiences that are over and done with
2. Past problems that have been forgotten or put down to experience
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Main Entry:water

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water under the bridge phrase
used for saying that you should stop thinking about something bad that happened in the past and you should forgive people who did bad things

Don’t worry – it’s all just water under the bridge.

Thesaurus: to forgive or excusesynonym
Main entry: water

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water under the bridge (or water over the dam)
used to refer to events or situations that are in the past and consequently no longer to be regarded as important or as a source of concern

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water under the bridge — see water
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Main Entry:bridge
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water under the bridge
— used to say that something happened in the past and is no longer important or worth arguing about

We had our differences in the past, but that's all water under the bridge now.

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Main Entry:water

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