Water Under the Bridge

Welcome to English in a minute!Bridges often cross bodies of water,such as rivers or bays.But what could this idiom mean?Let’s find out.Water under the bridge.I can’t believe I forgot about your birthday.I am such a bad friend!Don’t worry about it.It’s water under the bridge.I promise I won’t forget again.Next year I’ll be sure to get you something extra nice!People use the idiom “water under the bridge”to express that a past event cannot be changed.You can’t control the natural flow of water,just as you can’t go back and change the course of a past event.Jonathan tells Anna not to worry about forgetting his birthday,because it’s “water under the bridge.”And that’s English in a minute!

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