Water over the Dam

Rate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)
Events that are unchangeable, past events

Etymology:

  • Another similar idiom with similar meaning is “water under the bridge.”  The water can’t be taken back once it has flown. Thus, this expression is used for any situation that is irretrievable or irreversible.
3 Views

My quarrel with Johnson is water on the dam.

Additional definitions for 'Water over the Dam':

water over the damAn event or set of events which has already happened and cannot be changed.
See them all »

Translation

Find a translation for the Water over the Dam phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similiar to Water over the Dam

Discuss this Water over the Dam phrase with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this Water over the Dam definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Water over the Dam." Phrases.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 22 May 2019. <https://www.phrases.com/phrase/water-over-the-dam_45123>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.