Definition of cross that bridge when one comes to it in US English:

cross that bridge when one comes to it

phrase

  • Deal with a problem when and if it arises.

    • ‘You'll need to repave it every few years, but I guess you'll cross that bridge when you come to it.’
    • ‘If they later raise rates and institutions balk, cross that bridge when you come to it.’
    • ‘I could just say quit your worrying and cross that bridge when you come to it.’
    • ‘In any case, you'll cross that bridge when you come to it, if you need to.’
    • ‘Waiting to cross that bridge when you come to it could be disastrous.’