cross that bridge when one comes to it

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : the cross on which Jesus was crucified

  3. : crucifixion

  1. : to lie or be situated across

  2. : intersect

  3. : to make the sign of the cross upon or over

  1. : lying across or athwart

  2. : moving across

  3. : running counter : opposite

  1. : across

  1. : not parallel : crisscross, crosswise

bridge play
  1. : a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle (such as a river)

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

  3. : something resembling a bridge in form or function: such as

  1. : to make a bridge (see 1bridge) over or across

  2. : 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 (see 1trick 4) equal to the final bid, and play with the hand of declarer 's partner exposed and played by declarer


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