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.

Examples of water under the bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the adults supervising them was also wearing a shirt with a Napster logo — seemingly as neither an ironic nor confrontational gesture, but rather just as a winking acknowledgment of how much water under the bridge band and audience share after 40 years. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 5 Aug. 2023 All that is water under the bridge now, and my still very feisty 8-year-old girl has a birth story for the record books! Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 13 May 2023

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“Water under the bridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20under%20the%20bridge. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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