Become needlessly upset over trivial reverses or losses, express resentment when others gain incidental items or are chosen instead of your being favored.
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Your recitation of having no-luck in the freebie- subscription lottery of the New York Times, your whining about someone taking your socks at the coin laundry are minor and appear as sobbing over spilled milk.

Submitted by WerterBuch on July 28, 2015

Additional definitions for 'cry over spilled milk':

Cry Over Spilled MilkTo become sad over something that has already taken place and the results could not be changed
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llorar por la leche derramada

плакать над пролитым молоком

dökülen süt için ağla

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