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Water under the Bridge

The phrase ‘Water under the Bridge’ refers to past events to be put aside.

Example of use: “Sure, we have had our disagreements in the past, but that’s water under the bridge now.”


Interesting fact

The origin of the idiom “water under the bridge” is an ancient one; this saying is derived from an even older one that dates back to ancient Greece. Heraclitus, a pre-Socratic philosopher who lived during the 4th and 5th centuries BCE, conveyed the same idea when he coined the phrase “You cannot step twice in the same river.”