Idiom of the Week – Week 52

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“water under the bridge / water over the dam”: a past event; Schnee von gestern sein

Example 1:  It’s water over the dam now. All we can do is move forward and try to prevent misunderstandings in the future.

Example 2:  Don’t worry. What happened at the company Christmas party will soon be water under the bridge.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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