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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NO USE CRYING OVER SPILLED MILK.
USED WHEN SOMEONE IS FEELING DOWN OR SADDENED BY SOMETHING.
BY TRYING TO MAKE THE POINT THAT THE EVENT WHICH HAS CAUSED
THE SADNESS HAS PASSED. AN EFFORT IS MADE TO PERK UP THE SPIRITS

Submitter comment: I HAVE HEARD THIS USED BY MANY PEOPLE IN A CONTEXT JUST LIKE THE ONE
MENTIONED ABOVE. IT IS SO COMMON I DON'T REMEMBER WHEN I HEARD
IT FOR THE FIRST TIME

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; STOICISM

Subject headings: --

Date learned: 10-10-1971

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