cross that bridge when one comes to it

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Definition of cross that bridge when one comes to it

: 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.

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“Cross that bridge when one comes to it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross%20that%20bridge%20when%20one%20comes%20to%20it. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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