water under the bridge

Definition of water under the bridge

used to say that something happened in the past and is no longer important or worth arguing about
  • We had our differences in the past, but that's all water under the bridge now.

Word by Word Definitions

water play
  1. : the liquid that descends from the clouds as rain, forms streams, lakes, and seas, and is a major constituent of all living matter and that when pure is an odorless, tasteless, very slightly compressible liquid oxide of hydrogen H2O which appears bluish in thick layers, freezes at 0° C and boils at 100° C, has a maximum density at 4° C and a high specific heat, is feebly ionized to hydrogen and hydroxyl ions, and is a poor conductor of electricity and a good solvent

  2. : a natural mineral water

  3. : a particular quantity or body of water: such as

  1. : to moisten, sprinkle, or soak with water

  2. : to supply with water for drink

  3. : to supply water to

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

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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