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cross that bridge when one comes to it

Definition of cross that bridge when one comes to it

  1. :  to not worry about a possible problem until it actually happens <I don't know how we'll pay the bills if you quit your job, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.>



Word by Word Definitions

crossplay
  1. :  a structure consisting of an upright with a transverse beam used especially by the ancient Romans for execution

    :  the cross on which Jesus was crucified

    :  crucifixion

  1. :  to lie or be situated across

    :  intersect

    :  to make the sign of the cross upon or over

  1. :  lying across or athwart

    :  moving across

    :  running counter :  opposite

  1. :  across

bridgeplay
  1. :  a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle

    :  a time, place, or means of connection or transition

    :  something resembling a bridge in form or function: as

  1. :  to make a bridge over or across

    :  to join by a bridge

    :  to provide with a bridge

  1. :  any of various card games for usually four players in two partnerships that bid for the right to declare a trump suit, seek to win tricks equal to the final bid, and play with the hand of declarer's partner exposed and played by declarer

    :  contract bridge

comeplay comes
  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series


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