Water over the Dam

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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.
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My quarrel with Johnson is water on the dam.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Water over the Dam':

water over the damAn event or set of events which has already happened and cannot be changed.
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agua sobre la presa

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