cross a bridge before one comes to it

To worry about a future situation despite being as yet unable to act on it.
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  • cross a bridge before one comes to it — {v. phr.} To worry about future events or trouble before they happen. Usually used in negative sentences, often as a proverb. * / Can I be a soldier when I grow up, Mother? asked Johnny. Don t cross that bridge until you come to it, said his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cross a bridge before one comes to it — {v. phr.} To worry about future events or trouble before they happen. Usually used in negative sentences, often as a proverb. * / Can I be a soldier when I grow up, Mother? asked Johnny. Don t cross that bridge until you come to it, said his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cross\ a\ bridge\ before\ one\ comes\ to\ it — v. phr. often as a proverb To worry about future events or trouble before they happen. Usually used in negative sentences. Can I be a soldier when I grow up, Mother? asked Johnny. Don t cross that bridge until you come to it, said his mother.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cross a bridge before one comes to it — think and worry about future events or problems before they happen We shouldn t worry about that problem now. We can cross that bridge when we come to it …   Idioms and examples

  • cross that bridge when one comes to it — verb To deal with a problem or situation only when it arises. Its possible well someday have more content than available space for it, but well cross that bridge when we come to it. Ant: cross a bridge before one comes to it …   Wiktionary

  • cross a bridge when one comes to it — v. deal with and take care of a situation when it takes place and not before …   English contemporary dictionary

  • don’t cross the bridge till you come to it — Do not concern yourself with difficulties until they arise. Now also common as the metaphorical phrase to cross one’s bridges when one comes to them. 1850 LONGFELLOW Journal 29 Apr. in Life (1886) II. 165 Remember the proverb, ‘Do not cross the… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • bridge — See: BURN ONE S BRIDGES, CROSS A BRIDGE BEFORE ONE COMES TO IT, WATER OVER THE DAM or WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bridge — See: BURN ONE S BRIDGES, CROSS A BRIDGE BEFORE ONE COMES TO IT, WATER OVER THE DAM or WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bridge — See: burn one s bridges, cross a bridge before one comes to it, water over the dam or water under the bridge …   Словарь американских идиом

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