cross the bridge when one comes to it

cross that bridge when one comes to it — решать задачи по мере их поступления; ~ довольно для каждого дня своей заботы

Meaning: to address or deal with something only when it is absolutely necessary or when one is finally ready to

Example of two friends speaking to each other:
Friend One: "What are you going to do when your boyfriend's visa expires and he has to go back to Turkey?"
Friend Two: "Well I guess I'll just have to cross that bridge when I come to it."


до этого ещё дожить надо — I'll/We'll cross that bridge when I/we come/get to it

Submitted by Fenya on Fri, 08/20/2004 - 12:57.

Meaning: You shouldn't worry about a possible future problem but will deal with it if it happens

see also
[live for the moment]
[take it one day at a time]