Proverbs with the word Past

A word spoken is past recalling

Once you have said a thing, it is too late to regret having said it. We find the following in The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by Edward... Read more →

A mill cannot grind with the water that is past

This has two meanings: (a) The mill can be turned only by the water that is passing through it now. The water that turned it yesterday cannot... Read more →

Let bygones be bygones

Bygones are things that happened in the past. To let bygones be bygones is to forgive and forget. 'I'm sorry I lost my temper and said things I... Read more →