Idiom: Cross That Bridge When We Get There
This idiom is often used in situations where things aren’t going too well, and you need to prioritize what the most urgent matters are. If someone mentions a problem that can be dealt with or solved later, you use this expression to tell them that. This is especially true if the problem may never arise.
A: Sir, sales are down and costs are rising. We may have to raise prices!
B: Things are looking very bad.
C: We may also have to cancel the Christmas Party next year!
B: We’ll cross that bridge when we get there. First, let’s try to solve our immediate problems.
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