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Idioms

cross that bridge when we come to it

This page is about the idiom cross that bridge when we come to it

Meaning

You can say "we'll cross that bridge when we come to it" if someone mentions a problem that might occur in the future, but you want them to think about what's happening now instead.

For example

  • Martin asked what we'd do if our new company couldn't find good staff when we needed to expand, and I said we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

  • Jenny worries too much about things that might happen in the future, so people are always saying "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it" to her.

Quick Quiz

We can say "we'll cross that bridge when we come to it" if someone asks about

a. how to get over a river

b. a future problem

c. a failed business

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Contributor: Matt Errey